Professional Leggers

Written by Brian Langtry and Ray Bradshaw

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Professional leggers arm bands to prove it
Cold and dark and terrible damp
30 tons yer legs to move it
The only light is a feeble lamp

It's a way to earn a living
12 hours a day back breaking
If you slip from the plank you'll be no more
But you'll earn the money you're making
If you slip from the plank you'll be no more
But you'll earn the money you're making

Two hours of darkness end to end
Rocks up above so mind your head
No time for a break to grab your snap
Work till you drop there's no swinging the lead

It's a way to earn a living, etc.

A wife, a mother, two sons and a daughter
Bread on the table and fire in the grate
Blessed or cursed I live by the water
A life in a factory is something I'd hate

It's a way to earn a living, etc.

Lyrics and recording kindly provided by Brian Langtry who has been touring a multi media show called “Coal and Canals” in 2018 and 2019. This is one of the songs written for this show