My young man wears a frown

With his eyes all closed and his head bowed down,

My young man never sleeps.

The rain it falls upon his back

The dust before his eyes is black,

Oft the times, oft the times my young man weeps.



My young man wears a coat,

Once, long ago, a bonnie coat

Which my young man wore with pride.

Now I dress the coat all on his back,

For love for him I will not lack,

But to see it now, that collier’s coat, I can’t abide.



My young man, where’s he gone?

Once in his eyes my whole world shone

Now my young man he looks away.

Man and wife we used to be

Now he’s like a child upon my knee

And in my arms I help my young man through the day.



A young girl no more am I

But I shall not weep and I will not cry,

For my young man needs me still.

If someone’s watching up above

You’ll see how much my dear I love,

So leave him here, I need him now and always will.

Oh if someone’s watching up above

You’ll see how much my dear I love,

And If he must go, let your best angels keep him well.


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    General CommentI heard that this song was written about Kate's grandparents, and how her Grandad had emphasema (sp?) and her Grandma had to care for him.
    I means a lot to me because my Grandad died of emphasema too, and I remember how weak he was at the end and my Grandma wasn't well enough to care for him.
    It makes me cry everytime I hear it. I just imagine what it must be like to see this person that you love so much and have spent you life with in this position.
    I listened to it a lot last year when my aunty was dying of cancer too. It's not relevant in any way really except that it just made me sad that she was weak in the same way and wasn't even old. I love the last part

    "If someone's watching up above you'll see how much my dear I love, so leave him here I need him now and always will. Oh if someone's watching up above you'll see how much my dear I love and if he must go let your best angels keep him well."

    It's beautiful. And the brass band is awesome. I think it's a miners band which just makes it even more emotional.

    I just love it.
    venderfanon April 26, 2007   Link

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