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Thread #125064   Message #3105656
Posted By: GUEST,Richard I
02-Mar-11 - 11:43 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Spinners-Garston to Gladstone
Subject: Lyr Add: Dockers' Way
This is Dockers' Way, isn't it? Which I think is one of the Spinners' own songs, although I don't know for sure myself.

When me and me mates we left our school
There wasn't much work in Liverpool
We went to the docks again and again
But they don't staff lads, they only want men

So I joined me dad and me grandad too
Working on Gladstone gate number two
The overtime's dear and I've got a good pen
And I get along fine with the rest of the men

From Garston to Gladstone there were ten miles of docks
Quays and cranes and gates and locks
13,000 side by side
Jones, O'Riley, Hughes, and McBride

We'd talk of politics and the bomb
The union and the things they'd done
Religion and the scales of pay
Conditions as they are today

My grandad had to work and sweat
All the hours that he could get
But now machines are here to stay
There's more time off and better pay
Or so they say...