Schooldays End

Words & Music : Ewan MacColl
Lyric as sung by Dick Gaughan

Schooldays over, come on then John,
Time you were getting your pitboots on
On with your sark and moleskin trousers
Time you were on your way
Time you were learning the pitman's job
And earning a pitman's pay

Come on then Jim, it's time to go
Time ye were working down below
Time to be handling a pick and shovel
You start at the pit today
Time you were learning the collier's job
And earning a collier's pay

Come on then, Dai, it's almost light
Time you were off to the anthracite
The morning mist is on the valley
Time you were on your way
Time you were learning the miner's job
And earning a miner's pay


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