Grand Trunk Canal Trad / Dusty Miller I've got a mule and her name is Sal - 15 miles on the Grand Trunk Canal She's a good old worker and a good old pal - 15 miles on the Grand Trunk Canal We've hauled some barges on our day, filled with pottery, coal and clay And we know every inch of the way, from Preston Brook to Shardlow Low bridge, get your head down, low bridge we're going through a town You'll always know a boatman, he'll always be your pal If you've ever navigated on the Grand Trunk Canal We'd better look around for a job old pal - 15 miles on the Grand Trunk Canal You bet your life I'd never part with Sal - 15 miles on the Grand Trunk Canal Get up there mule, here comes a lock We'll make Stoke about six o'clock One more trip and back we'll go Right back home to Shardlow Where would I be if I lost my pal - 15 miles on the Grand Trunk Canal I'd like to see a mule as good as Sal - 15 miles on the Grand Trunk Canal A friend of mine once got her sore Now he's got a broken jaw 'Cause she let fly with her iron toe And kicked him off to Shardlow You'll soon hear them sing about my pal - 15 miles on the Grand Trunk Canal It's a fine ditty 'bout my old mule Sal - 15 miles on the Grand Trunk Canal DPN will play it soon Damn good words and damn good tune You'll hear it sung before you go From Preston Brook to Shardlow A British version of the old American song 'The Erie Canal' written by the canal artist Dusty Miller and contributed by Dave Illingworth of the group DPN+1 (hence the reference in the last verse).
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