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 Ed Pickford © prs


When Ah was young and in me prime

Ee aye Ah cud hew

Ah was hewin’ aal the time

Noo me hewin’ days are throo, throo

Noo me hewin’ days are through.


Ah’ve lain down flat and shovelled coal

Ee aye Ah cud hew

Me eyes did smart in the dust filled hole

Noo me hewin’ days are throo, throo

Noo me hewin’ days are throo.


Ah’ve worked with marras and they were men

Ee aye Ah cud hew

They were men and sons of men

Noo me hewin’ days are throo, throo

Noo me hewin’ days are throo.


Ah knaa that work was made by men

Ee aye Ah cud hew

But wee made dust Ah’ll nivver ken

Noo me hewin’ days are throo, throo

Noo me hewin’ days are throo.


It’s soon that pit nee mair Ah’ll see

Ee aye Ah cud hew

But Ah’ll carry it round inside of me

Noo me hewin’ days are throo, throo

Noo me hewin’ days are throo.


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Ed - Hartlepool Folk Festival The Mighty Doonans
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