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The Plodder Seam (Ewan MacColl) The Plodder Seam is a wicked seam It's part of the Trencher Bone; It's hot and there's three feet of shale Between the coal and the rocky stone. You can smell the smoke from the fires of Hell Deep under Ashton Town, O, the Plodder Seam is a wicked seam It's a mile and a quarter down. Thirteen-hundred tons a day Are taken from that mine; There's a ton of dirt to a ton of rock And a gallon of sweat and grime. You crawl behind the cutters And you scrabble for the coal, I'd rather sweep the streets Than have to burrow like a mole. Copyright Stormking Music Inc. RG apr97
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