A miner's life is like a sailor
On board a ship across 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

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

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

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

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

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


Lyrics submitted by T_D_Phoenix

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