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stonemans lament, by johnny handle

GUEST,Saris Vinaefir 31 Dec 15 - 03:32 AM
Dave Sutherland 31 Dec 15 - 03:40 AM
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Subject: northumbrian folk music, lyrics
From: GUEST,Saris Vinaefir
Date: 31 Dec 15 - 03:32 AM

Hey lads. Does anyone know the lyrics to the stonemans lament, johnny handle? I am 70 now & I remember listening to this very song( I'm Northumbrian) alas I forgot the lyrics. The starting of the song goes like this:                                                                                                                                                                                                    The colliers off & the fellas have left the flat, & the deppity comes & asks us what we're at, so I tell him & he stems the holes we've drilled & the shots gan off & the packs we built to lock the seam in the north of sitify-west. Search stonemans lament on YouTube.


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Subject: RE: stonemans lament, by johnny handle
From: Dave Sutherland
Date: 31 Dec 15 - 03:40 AM

The Stoneman's Song.


So the coal is off and the fillers have left the flat,
And the deppity comes and he asks us what we're at.
So we tell 'im and he stems the holes we've drilled,
And the shots gan off and the packs we build,
Doon the Brockwell seam in the north of Number Five West.

Noo we build packs from the stone's that's in the gate,
And we get them neat and tidy weel afore bait,
For there's girders te hump and girders te set,
And side te take off that Aa dare bet,
Doon the Brockwell seam in the north of Number Five West.

Noo the belt it's rolled and set down in a new track,
And we draw oot the chocks while lyin' on wor backs,
And we set them again in their new place, te stop the whitin' on the face,
Doon the Brockwell seam in the north of Number Five West.

And it's Aa'm alreet th' morn for a sup Aa knaa,
For mi marrer's reckoned up that he's won the snaaball draw.
With a housey card and a pint in mi hand,
Aa'll forget all aboot that no-man's land,
Doon the Brockwell seam in the north of Number Five West.



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