Miner's life is like a sailor's
'Board a ship to cross the wave
Everyday, his life's in danger
Still he ventures, being brave

Watch the rocks, they're falling daily
Careless miners always fail
Keep your hand upon the dollar
And your eye upon the scale

Union miners stand together
Heed no operator's tale
Keep your hand upon the dollar
And your eye upon the scale

You've been docked and docked again, boys
You've been loading two for one
What have you to show for working
Since this mining has begun?

Just worn-out boots and worn-out miners
And your children growing pale
Keep your hand upon the dollar
And your eye upon the scale

Union miners stand together
Heed no operator's tale
Keep your hand upon the dollar
And your eye upon the scale

In conclusion, bear in memory
Keep this password in your mind
God provides for every worker
When in union, they combine

Then by honest weight, we labor
Union miners will prevail
So keep your hand upon the dollar
And your eye upon the scale

Union miners stand together
Heed no operator's tale
Keep your hand upon the dollar
And your eye upon the scale
Keep your hand upon the dollar
And your eye upon the scale

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Miner's Life Lyrics

The Weavers – Miner's Life Lyrics

Songwriters: FRED HELLERMAN, LEE HAYS, RONNIE GILBERT
Miner's Life lyrics © THE BICYCLE MUSIC COMPANY

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