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Max Boyce - Duw it's Hard

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Duw it's Hard

[Intro]
In our little valley
They closed the collery down
And the pithead baths is a supermarket now
Empty gurneys red with rust
Roll to rest amidst the dust
And the pithead baths is a supermarket now
 
[Refrain]
Cause it's hard
Duw it's hard
It's harder than they will ever know
And it's they must take the blame
The price of coal's the same
But the pithead baths is a supermarket now
 
[Verse1]
They came down here from London
Because our outputs low
Briefcases full of bank clerks
That had not never been below
And they'll close the valley's oldest mine
Pretending that they're sad
But don't you worry butty bach
We're really very glad
 
[Refrain]
Cause it's hard
Duw it's hard
Harder than they will ever know
And it's they must take the blame
For the price of coal's the same
But the pithead baths is a supermarket now
 
[Verse2]
My clean clothes locker's empty now
I've thrown away the key
And I've sold my boots and muffler
And my lampcheck 1.53
But I can't forget the times we had
The laughing midst the fear
Cause everytime I cough I get
A mining souvenir
 
[Refrain]
Cause it's hard
Duw it's hard
Harder than they will ever know
And it's they must take the blame
The price of coal's the same
But the pithead baths is a supermarket now
 
[Verse3]
I took my old helmet home with me
Filled it full of earth
And I planted little flowers there
They grew for all their worth
And it's hanging in the glasshouse now
A living memory
Reminding me they could have grown
In vases over me
 
[Refrain]
Cause it's hard
Duw it's hard
It's harder than they will ever know
And it's they must take the blame
The price of coal's the same
But the pithead baths is a supermarket now
 
[Verse4]
But I know the local Magistrate
She's got a job for me
Though it's only counting buttons
In the local factory
We get coffee breaks and coffee breaks
Coffee breaks and tea
And now I know those dusty mines
Have seen the last of me
 
[Refrain]
Cause it's hard
Duw it's hard
Harder than they will ever know
And if ham was underground
Would it be twelve bob a pound
The pithead baths is a supermarket now
Aye the pithead baths it's a supermarket now
 
Submitted by Guest on Sun, 03/06/2018 - 11:28
Submitter's comments:

Mining is a large part of Wales history.

Thanks!

 

 

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