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Traditional
  1. If I had another penny I would have another gill
    I would make the piper play The bonnie lads of Byker Hill.
    Byker Hill and Walker Shore, Collier lads for ever more.
    Byker Hill and Walker Shore. Collier lads for ever more.
  2. My Ginny she sits an hour late up, My Jenny she Bits an hour late up
    My Ginny she sits an hour late up, To give me my pint pot and a cup.
    Byker Hill and Walker Shore, Collier lads for ever more.
    Byker Hill and Walker Shore. Collier lads for ever more.
  3. It's down the pits we'll go my laddies And down the pits we'll go my mammies,
    We'll try our will and use our skill To cut them ridges down below.
    Byker Hill and Walker Shore, Collier lads for ever more.
    Byker Hill and Walker Shore. Collier lads for ever more.
  4. My Jenny she is never near. My Jenny she is never near
    And when I called out “Where’s my supper" she orders up another pint of beer.
    Byker Hill and Walker Shore, Collier lads for ever more.
    Byker Hill and Walker Shore. Collier lads for ever more.
  5. When first I came down to the pit I had no trousers nor no pit shirt,
    Now I've gotten two or three; Byker pit's done well by me.
    Byker Hill and Walker Shore, Collier lads for ever more.
    Byker Hill and Walker Shore. Collier lads for ever more.
  6. Then to dance they do begin To the tune of Elsie Marley.
    The old coalcutter gets two shillings; The deputy gets half a crown,
    Byker Hill and Walker Shore, Collier lads for ever more.
    Byker Hill and Walker Shore. Collier lads for ever more.
  7. The overman gets five and sixpence - That's just for riding up and down.
    Geordie Johnson he had a pig,He hit it with a shovel and it danced a jig
    Byker Hill and Walker Shore, Collier lads for ever more.
    Byker Hill and Walker Shore. Collier lads for ever more.

From the collection Songs From Hazzards Huzzah