“Man of the Earth”


"By profession and birth I'm a man of the earth; I burrow in it like a mole." The singer tells of the life of a miner -- often poor, often overworked, often blamed for problems not of his making. He recalls the price paid in blood for "socialised coal"


  1. Fahey-Eureka, pp. 204-205, "Man of the Earth" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, FaE204


Author: Words: Jock Graham / Music: Phyl Lobl (?)
Earliest date: 1975
Keywords: mining work nonballad