The Breaker Boys

Lyrics

My father was a miner
Never saw the light of day
Every morning took a ride into hell on the Henry Clay
He said son, you're comin' with me
It's time to earn your way
I've been been a breaker boy ever since and will be 'til my dyin' day

Chorus:
It's not like we had any choice
Come on we're gonna make some noise
We're tough coal crackers
Here come the Breaker Boys

Fire up the lamp
10 hours in the hole
Day after day in the cave and we're bustin' coal
When they blow the whistle
And they pull us up the shaft
We'll belly up to Kelly's bar and pour down some lager draft

Chorus:

Bridge:
Here come the Breaker Boys
Here come the Breaker Boys

Two bucks ain't a living
The dead are lined up in the yard
Cant even buy a cigarette while the boss is smokin' big cigars
Well we're gonna stop the digging
And they can put us behind bars
But we're heading down to Lattimer to organize and get what's ours

Chorus:
It's not like we had any choice
Come on we're gonna make some noise
Come on come on, Me and the boys
Yeah we're gonna make some noise
We're tough coal crackers
Here come the Breaker Boys