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Stewie Rise Up Mudcat Songbook - Australia (966* d) RE: Rise Up Mudcat Songbook - Australia 04 Nov 20

(Alistair Hulett)

They said it’s easy money
In a full page ad in the local rag
Always nice and sunny
Come on lad and pack your bag
It’s off to West Australia
Leave the old hometown behind
Be a winner, not a failure
There’s money to be made in the Wittenoom mine

Day in, day out, everyday they drive us harder
Day in, day out, they’re getting away with blue murder

They took me to my quarters
A stinking bed in an old tin shed
Got my working orders
With a lamp and tin hat on my head


My girl she’s a cook and a cleaner.
She works all day in the canteen hall
Six days since I’ve seen her.
Some don’t have no girl at all


She sweeps the fine blue dust up
Tips it into an old wool pack
Never had a check-up
If she did, she’d get the sack


I feel my health is failing
I work all day in the thick blue dust
The kids play in the tailings
The boss says work and work I must


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