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Where Can a Miner Go?

Bill Adair
Language: English


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Where can a miner go?
When they tell him the pit is to close.
For all of his life he’s been digging the coal,
Where can a miner go?
Where can a miner go?

Where does a turner turn?
When the steel works are closing their gates.
When the ashes are cold and the furnace an urn,
Where does a turner turn?
Where does a turner turn?

What can a shipwright say?
When the stocks are laid empty and bare.
When the last of liners have all sailed away,
What can a shipwright say?
What can a shipwright say?

Where will our children go?
With closed factories, and industry gone.
No shipyards or steelyards, no digging for coal,
Where will our children go?
Where will our children go?

Where can a miner go?
When they tell him the pit is to close.
For all of his life he’s been digging the coal,
Where can a miner go?
Where can a miner go?

Contributed by Dq82 - 2019/12/16 - 10:33



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