I believe there might be more than one song with that title. The version I have on tape was recorded by Nick Fenwick maybe twenty five years ago possibly longer and was written by a Hartlepool man by the name of Alan Todd. Alan was well known on the local folk scene and wrote quite a few songs peculiar to Hartlepool Sea Coal Warrior being one of them. Alan passed away some years ago.I'll give you the first verse and chorus.
Three o clock on a winters morn And the tide is on the turn Drag your body out of bed Seacoal's good to burn The north east gales will bring it in While they cut you through and through No matter you get soaking wet Or if your hands turn blue Getting coal for the fire
coal for the fire coal for the fire coal that'll keep the kitchen warm coal that'll keep the bairns from harm coal for the fire