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Mines Rescue Men

(D) Well he was born in the (A) heart of (D) coal mining (G) land,
Where you go to (D) pit face as soon as you (A) can,
(D) Watched his friends (A) live, and then he (D) watched some (G) die
But many of them were (D) saved, by the (A) Mines Rescue (D) Men

(G) Mines Rescue (D) Men the (A) Mines Rescue (D) Men, (G) risking their (D) lives to save their fellow (C) men (A)
(D) Walk into (A) danger, some (D) never walking (G) out, God I (D) wish I was a (A) Mines Rescue (D) Man (G) (D)
(A) (D)

From to Coatbridge to Kintyre, to Dykehead and to Bedlay, the Mines Rescue Men, were ready and prepared
13 died in Ayrshire, but hundreds more were saved; by the skill and bravery of the Mines Rescue Men
Mines Rescue Men; the Mines Rescue Men, risking their lives to save their fellow men
Walk into danger, some never walking out, God I wish I was a Mines Rescue Man

Fighting through the poison gas, walls and timbers crashing down, hoping the explosion won’t take them to their grave,
While the family are waiting, hoping for their dad, so come home safely with the Mines Rescue Men
Mines Rescue Men; the Mines Rescue Men, risking their lives to save their fellow men
Walk into danger, some never walking out, God I wish I was a Mines Rescue Man

The wheels have stopped turning, above those desolate lands,
Below lie many graves, unmarked and unknown,
And at rest with my mother lies a special man,
My father, the greatest Mines Rescue Man

Mines Rescue Men; the Mines Rescue Men, risking their lives to save their fellow men
Walk into danger, some never walking out, God I wish I was a Mines Rescue Man
Mines Rescue Men; the Mines Rescue Men, risking their lives to save their fellow men
Walk into danger, some never walking out..…………………………………………

God I wish I was a Mines Rescue Man

Pit Terminology - Glossary


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