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When we were a family – we used to have some fun

Now I never see my dad he’s in the air and sun

Standing on the picket line and sings a picket song

I just can’t work out what he’s doing wrong


What did my daddy do?

What did daddy do?

Why did the big policeman beat him black and blue?

He said dads a bad man

I know that’s not true

Tell me mammy, tell me what did daddy do?

Heard some feet run down our street and right up to our door

Copper caught my daddy and he kicked him to the floor

Hit him with his wooden stick for lots and lots of times

My daddy would be safer down the mines


Every day I go to school I see the dogs of war

Every day I’m learning more and more about the law

Wish we had the food they’ve got – I wish we had their pay

They don’t talk like us – wish they’d go away


What Did Your Daddy Do?