Pit shaft wheels turn for the last time
In the Rhondda tonight
The Davey lamps that shone so brightly
There's no more need for their light

As the last piece of coal is cut
From the belly of the black seamed hole
A man walks home alone
Past a church full of mourning souls

Throughout his lifetime he has fought
He has given his life
In tears the congregation sing
Cwm Rhondda, Oh, my Lord

Great is the rape of the fair country
To Botany Bay for my great grandfathers
Deportation sailed
Great, so great is the fair country
Great is the need for a new South Wales

The slag heap stares, it blocks out the sky
It keeps this Rhondda grey
The stale beer spills from angry drinkers
Their arguments do the same

A choir voice cries, it shatters the silence
Where's the future in this place?
The question hangs unanswered
All eyes on a new born babe

In another lifetime men fought hard
Men gave their lives
For the charter that would save their sons
Cwm Rhondda, Oh, my Lord

Great, great change in the fair country
The future lies with the sons and daughters
South will meet with north
Say, say a prayer for the fair country
Great is the need for a new South Wales



Throughout your lifetime men have fought
Men have given their lives
To hear a congregation sing
Cwm Rhondda, Oh, my Lord

Great, great change in the fair country
The future lies with the sons and daughters
South will meet with north
Say, say a prayer for the fair country
Great is the need for a new South Wales

Oh, someone hear my prayer
Oh, someone hear my prayer
Oh, someone hear my prayer
Oh, someone hear my prayer
Oh, someone hear my prayer
Oh, someone hear my prayer
(Someone hear my prayer)
(Someone hear my prayer)
(For a new South Wales)


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