"A Miner's Life" as written by and Billy Bragg....
(cover of traditional song)
A miner's life is like a sailor on board a ship to cross the waves
Every day his life's in danger, many ventures being brave
Watch the rocks, they're falling daily, careless miners always fail
Keep your hand upon your wages and your eye upon the scale

Chorus:
Union miners, stand together
Do not heed the Coal Board's tale
Keep your hand upon your wages
And your eye upon the scale

You've been docked and docked again, boys, you've been loading three for one
What's the use in all your working when your mining days are done?
Worn out shoes and worn miners, blackened lungs and faces pale
Oh keep your hand upon your wages and your eye upon the scale

(Chorus)

In conclusion, bear in memory, keep this password in your mind
Worker's strength cannot be broken when unions be combined
Stand up tall and stand together, victory for you prevail
Oh keep your hands upon your wages and your eye upon the scale

(Chorus 2x)


Lyrics submitted by acidmaniac

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