WHISKY PRIESTS

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Collier's Rant

 

Lyrics

As me and me marrers were gannin' to work
We met with the Devil it was in the dark
I up with my pick it was in the neet
I knocked off his horns likewise his clubfeet

Follow the horses Johnny me laddie
Follow the horses canny lad-o
Follow the horses Johnny me laddie
Away lie away me canny lad-o

Marrer oh marrer now what do you think
I've broken my bottle and spilt all me drink
I've lost me tools among the great stones
Draw me to the shaft lad it's time to go home

Follow the horses Johnny me laddie
Follow the horses canny lad-o
Follow the horses Johnny me laddie
Away lie away me canny lad-o

As me and me marrer were loading the tram
His laugh it went out and my marrer went wrong
You would have laughed to see the fine game
Old Nick took my marrer and I took the tram

Follow the horses Johnny me laddie
Follow the horses canny lad-o
Follow the horses Johnny me laddie
Away lie away me canny lad-o

So here's me horses and here's me tram
Two horns full of grease will mak her to gan
There's me marrer all stretched on the ground
You can tear up his shirt for his mining's all done

Follow the horses Johnny me laddie
Follow the horses canny lad-o
Follow the horses Johnny me laddie
Away lie away me canny lad-o

(Trad. arr. The Whisky Priests)


© 1989 Whippet Records

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Releases (on Whippet Records unless otherwise stated)


Original Studio Version

Nee Gud Luck

CD/Cassette/LP (WPTCD4/WPTC4/WPT4) 1989