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Byker Hill

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If I had another penny
I would have another gill
I would have the piper play
The bonny lass of Byker Hill

Byker Hill and Walker Shore
Collier lads for ever more
Byker Hill and Walker Shore
Collier lads for ever more

When first I went down to the dirt
I had no cowl nor no pitshirt
Now I’ve gotten two or three
Walker Pit’s done well by me

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The pitman and the keelman trim
They drink a bumble made of gin
Then to dance they do begin
To the tune of Elsie Marley

Chorus

Geordie Charlton, he had a pig
He hit it with a shovel and it danced a jig
All the way to Walker Shore
To the tune of Elsie Marley

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