Westray Trilogy

You can listen to this song on Ghostrider’s website.

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Lyrics

All us folks ’round here loved Larry
best guy you ever knew
with his smilin’ eyes and his long red hair
always quick with a joke for you

and he loved to pick up that old quitar and play a Skynyrd song or two
’til that dreadful day, that ninth of May, when the Westray Coal Mine blew

Not a day goes by that our hearts don’t cry
don’t wish they hadda hanged the boss-men high
not that a hangin’ ever bring them boys back home

From the Westray mine to the bye and bye, there’s a 26 soul strong lullaby
forever lives on, in our hearts and in our songs
oh the day, old Westray went wrong

Those boys they loved their families, those boys were you and me
Just a doin’ what ya gotta do, to make all the ends meet
but they lost their trust to the methane dust and the deal with the company
and they lost their lives to that blackened mine and the man’s bureaucracy

Tell me just who turns the sky wheel
and how could God have such things be
let ‘em be…no no no…

The Foord seam had stolen many, since the day they first began
digging for the company coal, round the town of Stellarton
so remember the Westray Miner, a son, a brother, or a friend
and that just might help keep ‘em, until ye meet again

Not a day goes by that our hearts don’t cry
don’t wish they hadda hanged the boss-men high
not that a hangin’ ever bring them boys back home

From the Westray mine to the bye and bye there’s a 26 soul strong lullaby
Forever plays on, in our hearts and in our songs
oh the day, old Westray went wrong
oh the day, old Westray went wrong
damn the day, old Westray went wrong…


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