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Thread #14681   Message #127579
Posted By: poet
24-Oct-99 - 06:07 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: Chemical Worker's Song
Author unknown to me but the song goes:-

I. C. I. Song (chemical workers song).

A process man am I and I'm telling you no lie.
I've worked and breathed among the fumes.
That trail across the sky.
There's thunder all around me and poison in the air.
There's a lousy smell that smacks of hell. And dust all in my hair.

But you go boys go.
They time your every breath.
And every day you're in this place .
you're two days nearer death, but you go.

I've worked among the spinners I've breathed in the oil and smoke.
I've shovelled up the gypsum till it nigh on makes you choke.
I've stood knee deep in cyanide gone sick with a caustic burn.
I've been working rough I've seen enough to make your stomach turn.

There's overtime there's bonus opportunities galore.
The young men like the money. Aye they all come back for mare.
Ah but soon you're knocking on. You look older than you should.
For every bob made on this job you pay with flesh and blood.

Repeat first verse.

I hope you find this helpful. the alternative tiltle is the I.C.I song.
Graham (Guernsey)