Paddy is Yer Man © Peter Chapman 1997 Paddy is yer man for the shovel and spade Roll ’em, roll ’em Paddy is yer man for the navvying trade Let them navvies roll ’em Roll ’em up and roll ’em down Roll ’em, roll ’em Roll ’em back to Duberlin town Let them navvies roll ’em They dug out Mr Brindley’s ditch Roll ’em, roll ’em Then they went to Middlewich Let them navvies roll ’em Roll ’em up etc Well they dug the Shroppie down the sun Roll ’em, roll ’em The Erewash and the Grand Junction Let them navvies roll ’em Roll ’em up etc They worked for the railroad men in time Roll ’em, roll ’em Dug the cuttings and laid the line Let them navvies roll ’em Roll ’em up etc Now the diesel motor’s here to stay Roll ’em, roll ’em They’re working on the motorway Let them navvies roll ’em Roll ’em up and roll ’em down Roll ’em, roll ’em Roll ’em back to Duberlin town Let them navvies - roll ’em!! Peter states that this was "written as a canal ‘shanty‘ when living aboard the FMC motor 'Quail' as the only working song seemed to be about ‘legging’".
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