The Men Who Die for a Living

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"The Men Who Die for a Living", composed by Gary O'Driscoll, released by Allison Crowe on "Newfoundland Vinyl" (2013): music.allisoncrowe.com/album/newfoundland-vinyl

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Men Who Die for a Living

Words and Music - Gary O'Driscoll
As Performed by Allison Crowe

As the morning mist rolls over Cape Chapeau Rouge
young miners with lunch-tins go down with the crews
to a damp, dusty, dungeon to earn a day's pay.
They're the men who die for a living.

Well, they follow Iron Springs to the bowels of the mine
with their oil-skins and hammers where the sun never shines.
With stone all around them and death in the air
they're the men who die for a living.

Well, Abraham Pike was the first one to go.
Then Davey and Rennie, Augustin and Joe.
Like the leaves they are falling, but the others still go.
They're the men who die for a living.

Well, the mines they are gone but the sadness remains
for the widows and children who must bear the pain.
And their names they are written in stone on the hill,
all the men who die for a living.

All the men who die for a living.

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from Muruch​.​com Presents: Allison Crowe, released October 14, 2015

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