Song by Ian Campbell

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Here Come The Navvies


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M:6/8 L:1/8 K:Eb P:verse E |B,2 E E2 E |EEF G2 A |B2 c B2 G | A3 w:I am a nav-i-ga-tion-er and I come from Coun-ty Cork, G2 A |B2 E E2 E |E2 F G2 E |F2 D B,2 C | _D3-_D z w:And I had to leave me na-tive home to find a job of work. * B, |B,2 E E2 E |E2 F G2 A |B2 c B2 G | A3 w:The crops were bad in Ire-land and the tax too much to pay G2 A |B2 e e2 f |e2 c B2 A |G2 E F2 D | E6 | w:And so here I am in Eng-land dig-ging up the wat-er-way. P:chorus _d3 d2 c |_d B2-B3 |_d2 c B2 G | A3- A2 w:Here come the nav-vies * Out to earn their pay,

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w:We work with bar-row, Plough and spade to clear the cut a-way, C |B,2 E E2 E |E2 F G2 A |B2 c B2 G | A3 w: And when we put the pud-dle in, With sweat we wet the clay, G2 A |B2 e e2 f |e2 c B2 A |G2 E F2 D | E3-E2 z |] w:And we scar the face of Eng-land for to make the wa-ter-way W:1 W:I am a navigationer and I come from County Cork, W:And I had to leave me native home to find a job of work. W:The crops were bad in Ireland and the tax too much to pay W:And so here I am in England digging up the waterway. W: W:ch W:Here come the navvies, out to earn their pay W:We work with barrow, plough and spade to clear the cut away, W:And when we put the puddle in with sweat we wet with clay, W:And we scar the face of England for to make the waterway. W: W:2 W:Once I was a ploughman and I did a decent job, W:I worked from dawn 'til darkness just to earn me couple o' bob, W:But when the praties died on us I couldn't pay me way, W:And so here I am in England ploughing up the waterway. W: W:3 W:The lads who built the waterway they are a motley crew, W:And when we've sweated all day long we like a drink or two, W:The local folk don't take to use, but still I'm proud to say, W:In years to come our monument will be the waterway. % % % %

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Song by Ian Campbell

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Category - Work song