';

Folk Song

X:1 T:The Blackleg Miner C:Trad N:Working Song Z:Webmaster M:4/4 L:1/4 K:F F | B/2B/2B/2B/2A3/2G/2 | AB/2B/2c3/2c/2 | ddGG | FGDD/2D/2 | w:Oh it's in the eve - ning after dark The black - leg min - ers gan to work, With their BBA/2A/2G | ABcc | d3/2G/2BA | GGz2 || w: mole-skin trou-sers and their dirty shirts There go the black-leg min-ers. % W:1 Oh it's in the evening after dark W:The blackleg miners gan to work, W:With their moleskin trousers and their dirty shirts W:There go the blackleg miners. W: W:2 They take their picks and down they go W:To hew the coal that lies below W:And there's not a woman in this town row W:Will look at a blackleg miner. W: W:3 Oh Delavel is a terrible place, W:They rub wet clay in a blacklegs face, W:And round the pitheaps they run a foot race W:To catch the blackleg miners. W: W:4 Oh divn't gan near the Seghill mine, W:Across the way they hang a line W:To catch the throat and break the spine W:Of the dirty blackleg miners. W: W:5 They'll take your tools and your duds as well W:And throw them down in the pit of hell, W:It's down you go and fare you well, W:You dirty blackleg miners. W: W:6 So join the union while you may W:And don't wait till your dying day W:For that may not be very far away, W:You dirty blackleg miners % % % % %

					
;