The Miner's Lifeguard

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A miner's life is like a sailor's,
Aboard a ship to cross the waves,
Every day his life's in danger
Still he ventures, being brave.
Watch the rocks they're falling daily,
Careless miners always fail.
Keep your hand upon your wages,
And your eyes upon the scale.

Chorus:
Union miners stand together,
Do not heed the owner's tale,
Keep your hand upon your wages,
And your eyes upon the scale.

Soon this trouble will be ended,
Union men will have their rights.
After many years of bondage
Digging days and digging nights;
Then by honest weight we labor
Union workers tooth and nail.
Keep your hand upon your wages
And your eye upon the scale.

Chorus

Let no union man be weakened
By the owners’ false reports,
Be like sailors on the ocean
Trusting in their safe lifeboats.
Let your lifeboat be the union
Those who trust will never fail.
Keep your hand upon your wages
And your eye upon the scale.

Chorus

You've been docked and docked again, boys,
You've been loading two for one,
What have you to show for workin',
When your mining days are done.
Worn out boots, and worn out miners,
Lungs of stone and children pale.
Keep your hand upon your wages,
And your eyes upon the scale.

Chorus

In conclusion, bear in memory,
Keep the password in your mind:
God provides for every worker
When in union they combine.
Stand like men and linked together,
Union miners will prevail,
Keep your hand upon your wages
And your eye upon the scale.

Chorus


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