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R. Padgett Lyr Req: Number Two Top Seam (Roger Watson) (18) Lyr Add: PICK AND THE MALT SHOVEL (Roger Watson) 31 Jul 05

Pick and The Malt Shovel ~ I was surprised to find this isn't listed I was given the words a long time ago by Eric Presley, Fool with Wath Morris Men and I wanted to check that the oral tradition had not changed the words unduly ~ this is my version, when I resurrect it again!

(Roger Watson)

Now the Collier's the lad who puts warm in our homes
With coal for our fires in bad weather
And the Brewers the lad who puts warmth in our hearts
And keeps us all merry together

With a Pick and a Malt shovel hand in hand
And a harvest of coal and of barley
Here's a health to the collier the brewer as well
As they rise in the morning so early

O what would the brewer do without a fire
To kindle his brew in the morning
So he praises the collier so hard at his work
For supplying the coal for the burning

The collier is weary at the end of his day
When his shift underground it is over
But he pays to the Union and drinks down his ale
And so soon the evening is over

Now the poor they know little of burgundy wine
While the rich they drink brandy and sherry
But the collier's delight is the juice of the hops
Which keeps him so healthy and merry

So good luck to the collier good luck to his coal
Which keeps us so warm in the winter
And good luck to the brewer good luck to good ale
In a pint pot so fine the year round so

Anybody Know any different??
Tune an adapted Morris one

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