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An Anonymous Worker

"A Miner's Life" (karaoke)

"A Miner's Life" (sheet music)


A miner’s life is like a sailor’s,

‘Board a ship to cross the wave;

Every day, his life’s in danger;

Still, he ventures to be brave.

Watch the rocks: they’re falling daily;

Careless miners always fail;

Keep your hand upon the dollar,

And your eye upon the scale.

 

Union miners, stand together!

Heed no operator’s tale!

Keep your hand upon the dollar,

And your eye 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’ll labor;

Union workers never fail;

Keep your hand upon the dollar,

And your eye upon the scale.

 

Union miners, stand together!

Heed no operator’s tale!

Keep your hand upon the dollar,

And your eye upon the scale!

 

You’ve been docked and docked again, boys;

You’ve been loading two for one.

What have you to show from working

Since this mining has begun?

Worn-out boots and worn-out miners;

And your children growing pale.

Keep your hand upon the dollar,

And your eye upon the scale.

 

Union miners, stand together!

Heed no operator’s tale!

Keep your hand upon the dollar,

And your eye upon the scale!

 

In conclusion, bear in mem’ry,

Keep this password in your mind:

God provides for every worker

When in union they combine.

Stand like men and link together;

Vict’ry for you will prevail.

Keep your hand upon the dollar,

And your eye upon the scale.

 

Union miners, stand together!

Heed no operator’s tale!

Keep your hand upon the dollar,

And your eye upon the scale!


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