The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #91364   Message #1737815
Posted By: Splott Man
11-May-06 - 03:49 AM
Thread Name: Songs about loss of pay, low wages
Subject: RE: Loss of pay
From A Miner's Life

You've been docked and docked again, boys,
You've been loading two for one.

and in the chorus...

Keep your hands upon your wages, and your eyes upon the scale.

This was from when the Sliding Scale ws in place, when wages were linked to the price of coal on the international market.