Schooldays Over

On Springthyme SPRCD 1002
John Watt & Davey Stewart - Shores of the Forth

Schooldays Over the third of three songs in John Watt & Davey Stewart's Mining Trilogy is from the pen of Ewan MacColl and deals with boys going down the pit for the first time.

Schooldays over, come on now John,
Time to be getting your pit boots on;
On wi yer sark and yer moleskin trousers,
It’s time ye were on yer way;
It’s time ye were learnin the collier’s job,
And earnin the collier’s pay.

Come on now Dai, it’s almost light,
Time to be down in the anthracite;
The morning mist is in the valley,
It’s time ye were on yer way;
It’s time ye were learnin the miner’s job,
And earnin the miner’s pay.

Come on now Jim, it’s time tae go,
Time ye were workin down below;
Time ye were handlin a pick and shovel,
It’s time ye were on yer way;
It’s time ye were learnin the pitman’s job,
And earnin the pitman’s pay,
Earnin the pitman’s pay.

Springthyme SPRCD 1002
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