Working man    (video)

 

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It’s a working man l am, and I’ve been down under ground,

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and I swear to God if I ever see the sun,

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or for any length of time I can hold it in my mind,

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I never again will go down under ground.

 

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1. At the age of sixteen years, oh, he quarrels with his peers,

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    who vowed they’d never see another one.

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    In the dark recess of the mines where you age before your time.

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    and the coal dust lies heavy on your lungs.

 

+ CHORUS

 

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2. At the age of sixty-four, oh, he'll greet you at the door,

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    and he'll gently lead you by the arm.

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    Through the dark recess of the mines, oh, he'll take you back in time,

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    and he'll tell you of the hardships that were had.

 

+ CHORUS (3x)

 

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+ God, I never again will go down under grou....nd.

 

(orig. = capo 3rd)    (Rita McNeil)