The Modena Rambler (M.Brooks) Alberto Cottica was a founder member of Here Be Dragons. When he left the UK, to rejoin his band "The Modena City Ramblers", I wrote this song for him.
He has a new project now "Fiamma Fumana" but he still guests with us from time to time. It's him on the Album "Celtic Bonding". Once a Dragon always a Dragon...
My name's Alberto Cottica I've travelled wide and I've travelled far For years in pubs and clubs and bars I've played The Wild Rover But I'll say "Ciao" to the girls I've kissed "Goodbye" to the pubs where I've got pissed I can't say you won't be missed But our time together is over
CHORUS Fare thee well to London town The time has come to settle down Goodbye to all the friends I've known The Modena Rambler's going home
When I was young and in my prime Restless, I made up my mind To leave Modena City behind Around the world to roam Over moors and hills I've rambled And through red light districts ambled Out of police cells I've scrambled Now I'm going home
Went into an alehouse I used to frequent Told the landlady my money was spent With my credit card she was content So I bought a round Now this prodical bambino 'Swapping warm flat beer for vino Instant coffee for Capaccino I'm Modena bound
(c) 1997 Katt Pie Records
Featured on albums:- Alcohol & Rain & Live In Tattihou