Westray – Gillis & MacLean

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Twenty-six souls of miner men
Called to heaven this day
Met their fate in gassy mine
Mine they call “Westray.”

Six long days, five long nights
Draegermen searched in vain
Stymied by falls of timber and rock
Gas they call “Methane.”

Infant mine, old “Foord” seam
Reluctant to give up its dead
As sorrowing family members
Wait in tormented dread.

Heart of nation, conscious
Miner men in plight,
Pour out prayer and condolence
As twenty-six lamps “fade out.”

May patron saint of miner men
Watch over him today
Protect from all danger
Remember! Men “Westray.”

Protect from all danger
Remember! Men “Westray.”


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