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Reinhard Chord Req: Midlothian Mining Song (8) Lyr Add: MIDLOTHIAN MINING SONG 07 Mar 19

Aaron Jones sings the MIDLOTHIAN MINING SONG on 2Duos' album "Until the Cows Come Home" (They credit Rod Patterson and the Easy Club):

Songwriter: (name needed)

Come all Midlothian mining men and listen unto me
You know how we are so oppressed by others' tyranny
For improvement of the mines no leisure time is found
Our children go neglected while we're working underground

From Nittengrange and Arniston, from Polton to Gorebrig
From Birkenside to Lasswade, Cockpen and Bonnyrigg
From Rosewell to Newbattle the Lothian men all say
Were no the likes of other men that work eight hours a day

Our masters are tyrannical that we must confess
For they over tax their workmen and do them so repress
No other occupation so dangerous is found
We cannot call our lives our own when working underground

The sailor he does plough the main and perils does go through
But he sees the danger coming which a miner cannot do
With fallen roofs and fire damp the records can be found
How hundreds yearly lost their lives while working underground

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