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Apprentice Song by Ian Campbell Come on lad and bring your tool bag Keep your eyes peeled, use your head Fetch your footprints, spanners, chisels From now on they'll earn your bread Keep your eyes on the older fitters They're the boys who know their stuff One day you will do their job If you're smart and keen enough Come on boy and take your place Among the men who serve the trade Scalers, cokers, valvesmen, stokers This is where the gas is made Keep your eye on old Fairweather Mind your gauge, you're on the town Turn her out bang on four fifty Or else you'll let the housewife down Wake up, son, and mind your setting B-range is the one to watch Number three is due for scaling See she don't get too much ash Mind your eye with that red hot poker Read your heat and see she's right Leave your range in decent order For the lads on shift tonight recorded by Ian Campbell Folk Group SOF
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