Miner’s Lifeguard

C                                                         F                                        C

Miner’s life is like a sailor’s, ‘Board a ship to cross the waves

C                                      Am                            D7                     G

Every day his life’s in danger, Still he ventures being brave

C                                                                       F                     C

Watch the rocks, they’re falling daily, Careless miners always fail

C                                              Am                            G7                  C

Keep your hand upon your wages, And your eye upon the scale

Chorus:

F                      C                                 G7

Union miners stand together, Heed no operator’s tale

C                     F                                                           C      G7        C

Keep your hand upon your wages, And your eye upon the scale

verses:

Soon this trouble will be ended, Union men will have their rights

After many years of bondage, Digging days and digging nights

Then by honest weight we labor, Union workers never fail

Keep your hand upon the wages, And your eye upon the scale

 

Let no union man be weakened, By newspapers’ false reports

Be like sailors on the ocean, Trusting in their safe lifeboats

Let your lifeboat be Jehovah, Those who trust Him never fail

Keep your hand upon your wages, And your eye upon the scale

 

You’ve been docked and docked, my boys, You’ve been loading two to one

What have you to show for working, Since this mining has begun

Overalls and cans for rockers, In your shanties, sleep on rails

Keep your hand upon your wages, And your eye upon the scale

 

In conclusion, bear in memory, Keep the password in your mind

God provides for every nation, When in union they combine

Stand like men and linked together, Victory for you’ll prevail

Keep your hand upon your wages, And your eye upon the scale

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