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Farewell, Johnny Miner

Farewell, Johnny Miner
(Ed Pickford)

1.  Johnny Miner, you were born
    Never to see the rising dawn,
    Now it's time that you were gone,
    So farewell, Johnny Miner.

cho: Farewell Durham, Yorkshire, too,
     Nottingham, the same to you
     Scotland, South Wales, bid adieu,
     And farewell, Johnny Miner.

2.  You struggled hard with slate and shale,
    Lungs turned black and faces pale,
    Now your body's up for sale,
    And farewell, Johnny Miner.

3.  They promised you the earth some time
    To work down in their stinkin' mine,
    Now the justice for their crime
    Is farewell, Johnny Miner.

4.  Cheer up John, it won't be bad:
    Unemployment isn't hard -
    They'll treat you well in the knacker's yard,
    So farewell, Johnny Miner.

5.  repeat verse 1.

- from the singing of Dan Maher
copyright Ed Pickford

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