John Egan is a meek man A miner, a meek man And 'The meek shall inherit the Earth', they say 'The meek shall inherit the Earth'
John Egan mined for 50 years He slaved for 50 years He mined in the morning He mined all those days He served for 50 years
John Egan has a tale to tell He has a life to tell And 'It's time that tale was told Time his life was told
The bells toll, the bells toll John Egan sleeps and dreams He dreams of Heaven He dreams of His Maker He dreams of Paradise Row He dreams that the meek shall inherit the Earth The meek shall inherit the Earth
John Egan is a meek man A miner, a meek man And this is the tale the bell tolls This is the tale he tells