The Miners Way Lyrics

The Miners Way

Crawl the tunnels, black as night

That’s the miners way

Toiling by the candlelight

Half a shilling in my pay

Pick and hammer, wedge and wheel

That’s the miners way

Blackened lungs that never heal

Half a shilling in my pay

Born to the yolk of misery

Not enough to feed our families

While the rich are counting out their pounds

We must send our children underground

Working for the rich mans purse

That’s the miners way

Poverty, the workers curse

Half a shilling in my pay

Twelve long hours in the deep

That’s the miners way

Still we face a famished sleep

Half a shilling in my pay

Chorus

When the land, no wealth reveals

That’s the miners way

Parting wages, banker steals

Half a shilling in my pay

Cast out like a deadly blight

That’s the miners way

Lords and ladies dance tonight!

That’s the bloody miners way

Half a shilling in my pay

Chorus

That’s the miners way