Don’t Go Down the Mine


Matron Williams

Broken Hill
1977
Tune: Don’t Go Down the Mine

 

Don’t Go Down the Mine

 

Oh, a miner was leaving his home for his work,
He heard his little child scream,
He ran to the side of his litde girl’s bed—
Oh, daddy, I’ve had such a dream.

I dreamed that the mines were all sweeping with fire,
The men all fought for their lives,
Just then the scene changed and the mouth of the cave
Was covered with sweethearts and wives.

Go down to the village and tell your friends,
For as sure as the bright stars they shine,
That something is going to happen today,
So Daddy, don’t go down the mine.

Oh Daddy, my Daddy, please don’t go away –
You know dreams often come true
Oh Daddy, my daddy, please don’t go away –
I never could live without you.

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