This land is barren and broken
D G D
Scarred like the face of the moon
Our tongue is no longer spoken
Towns all around us face ruin.
Will there be work in New Brunswick
D G D
Will I find gold in the Cape?
If I tunnel way down to Australia
Oh will I ever escape?
Where there's a mine or a hole in the ground
That's where I'm heading for that's where I'm bound
D G D C D
So look for me under the lode or inside the vein
Where the copper the clay where the arsenic and tin
Run in your blood and under the skin
D G D C
I'm leaving the county behind and I'm not coming back
D C e
So Follow me down cousin Jack.
The soil was too poor to make Eden / Granite and sea left no choice
Though visions of heaven sustained us / When John Wesley gave us a voice.
Did Joseph once come to St. Michael's mount / Two thousand years pass in a dream
When you're working your way in the darkness / Deep in the heart of the seam.
I dream of a bridge on the Tamar
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It open us up to the east
And the English they live in our houses
And the Spanish they fish in our seas.