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Songwriter(s): Ewan McColl

Lyrics

Schooldays over, come on then John
Time to be getting your pit boots on
On with your sack and your moleskin trousers
Time you were on your way
Time you were learning the pitman's job
And earning a pitman's pay.

Come on then Jim, it's time to go
Time you were working down below
Time to be handling a pick and shovel
You start at the pits today
Time to be learning the collier's job
And earning a collier's pay.

Come on then Dai, it's nearly light
Time you were off to the anthracite
The morning mist is on the valley
It's time you were on your way
Time you were learning the miner's job
And earning a miner's pay

Schooldays over, come on then John
Time to be getting your pit boots on
On with your sack and your moleskin trousers
Time you were on your way
Time you were learning the pitman's job
And earning a pitman's pay.

Available on

By The Time It Gets Dark 30th Anniversary Edition Main Releases 2017 Remixed  
Down The Crooked Road The Soundtrack Main Releases 2014  
Mary Black Live Main Releases 2003  
Mary Black Live DVD/Video 2003  
Song for Ireland Odd Releases 1998  
By The Time It Gets Dark Main Releases 1987