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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 09:39 PM

Come all Ye Coal Miners

come all you coal miners
wherever you may be
and listen to a story
that I'll relate to thee
my name is nothing extra
but the truth to you I'll tell
I am a coal miner's wife
I'm sure I wish you well

coal mining is the most dangerous work
in our land today
with plenty of dirty slaving work
and very little pay
coal miner won't you wake up
and open your eye and see
what the dirty capitalist system
is doing to you and me

they take your very life blood
they take our children's lives
take fathers away from children
and husbands away from wives
oh miners won't you organize
wherever you may be
and make this a land of freedom
for workers like you and me

dear miners they will slave you
til you can't work no more
and what'll you get for living
but a dollar in the company store
a tumble-down shack to live in
snow and rain pour through the top
you have to pay the company rent
your paying never stops ...


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jrandom421 Nov 2013 #1

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Mon Nov 11, 2013, 03:18 PM

1. Another one

a little more recent

GORDON LIGHTFOOT
Mother Of A Miner's Child Lyrics


She is my flower
And she blooms for the one who loves her best
The miners stop to watch as she walks
They know her love is not for sale
She will never fail me 'cause I know
I watch her grow
And the mother of a miner's child
Waits for me beside the kitchen door
She is my light
In this place where the darkness never ends
She'll guide me where the tunnels twist and bend
She's the only one who listens when I tell her
I got less than I can spend
She knows the pace
Oh mother of a miner's child
Was away the coal dust from my face

When the night shift's done
She'll be waiting by the table when I come
Searchin' for another dream to chase
Oh mother of a miner's child
[- From: http://www.elyrics.net -]
I know that you still think about the day
When we'll be movin' on
Remember dear old daddy and
The promise that I made to carry on

Sometimes I smile
In the cage where the cables softly hum
I'd curse that old straw boss to the bone
But the mother of a miner's child
Is waiting for her paycheck to come home
Come saturday
And he is just a miner's boy
I hope that he will find a better way

She is my flower
And she blooms for the one who loves her best
The miners stop to watch as she walks
They know her love is not for sale
She will never fail me 'cause I know
I watch her grow
And the mother of a miner's child
Waits for me beside the kitchen door


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