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Farewell Johnny Miner

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Farewell Johnny Miner 4/4 (Ed Pickford) 

Lyrics and chords fit the Battlefield Band (use a capo on the 1st fret) Guitar work by Marc.

Instrumental Intro
(D)Johnny Miner, (F#m)you were born
(G)Ne’er to see the (F#m)rising dawn,    
(G)Now it's time that (D)you were (Bm)gone,    
So (D)farewell, Johnny (A)Miner. 
Chorus
(D)Farewell Durham, (F#m)Yorkshire, too,
(G)Nottingham, the (F#m)same to you
(G)Scotland, South Wales, (D)bid a(Bm)dieu,
(D)Farewell, Johnny (A)Miner.
You (D)battled with the (F#m)sliding scale,
(G)Lungs turned black and (F#m)faces pale,
But (G)now your body's (D)up for (Bm)sale,
(D)Farewell, Johnny (A)Miner.
Chorus
They (D)promised you the (F#m)earth sometimes
To (G)work down in their (F#m)stinkin' mines,
(G)Now the justice (D)for their (Bm)crime
Is (D)farewell, Johnny (A)Miner.
Chorus
Instrumental Bridge
(D)Cheer up John, don’t (F#m)take it hard
(G)Unemployment’s (F#m)not so bad –
They'll (G)treat you well in the (D)knacker's (Bm)yard,    
(G!!!)Farewell, farewell Johnny (A)Miner.
Chorus
Instrumental Outro

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