The Pit Boy

 
Performed by:
Ray Padgett
Recorded in:
Barnsley
Recorded on:
01/03/2009
Recorded by:
Ray Padgett
Genre:
Mining - Coal
Keywords:
Death,
Family,
Mining
 

Archival information

TYG:
100
Key:
C
Time Signature:
4:4
Roud id:
0
Laws id:
Master title:
The Pit Boy
Places Cited:

Lyrics

1
The sun is sinking fast, mother, behind yon far blue hills,
The signal bell has ceased, mother, the breeze of evening chills:
They call me to the pit , mother, the nightly toil to share:
One kiss before we part, mother, for danger lingers there.

2
My father’s voice I hear, mother, as o’er his grave I tread,
He bade me cherish thee, mother, and share with thee, my bread,
And when I see thee smile, mother, my labour light shall be:
And should his fate be mine, mother, then heaven will comfort thee.

3
Nay, dry thy tearful eye, mother, I must not see thee weep;
The angels from on high, mother, o’er me their watch will keep.
Then oh! Farewell awhile, mother, my fervent prayer shall be,
Amidst those dangers dire, mother, that heaven may comfort thee.

Archival information

TYG:
100
Key:
C
Time Signature:
4:4
Roud id:
0
Laws id:
Master title:
The Pit Boy
Places Cited: