Fearless Collier Lad

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

Archival information

TYG:
101
Key:
Ab
Time Signature:
4:4
Roud id:
3502
Laws id:
Master title:
Down in a Coal Mine
Places Cited:

Lyrics

1
I am a fearless collier lad as brave as brave can be,
And let the times be good or bad it’s all the same to me,
It’s little of the world I know and care less for its ways,
For where the Dog Star never glows it’s there I spend my days.

Chorus
Down in the coalmine, underneath the ground,
Where a gleam of sunshine never can be found,
Digging up the dusky diamonds all the seasons round,
Deep down in the coalmine, underneath the ground.

2
Me hands are horny, hard and black through working in the vein,
And like the clothes upon me back me speech is rough and plain,
And if I stumble with my tongue remember what I say,
It isn’t that my heart is wrong or weak, or gone astray.

3
How little do the great ones care who sit at home secure,
What hidden dangers colliers dare, what hardships they endure,
The very fire they sit beside to cheer themselves and wives,
Perhaps was kindled up at cost of fearless miners’ lives.

Archival information

TYG:
101
Key:
Ab
Time Signature:
4:4
Roud id:
3502
Laws id:
Master title:
Down in a Coal Mine
Places Cited: