Farewell, Johnny Miner

02:33
Dublin Gulch
2016
Ed Pickford

Story

Jim Schulz: lead & harmony vocals

Brian Doherty: lead vocals

Kevin Evans: harmony vocals

John Joyner: harmony vocals

Lyrics

Farewell, Johnny Miner 

 

Johnny Miner, you were born 

Never to see the risin’ dawn

Now, it’s time that you were gone

So, farewell Johnny Miner

 

CHORUS

And farewell Butte, Finn Town, too

Dublin Gulch, the same to you

Walkerville, we’ll bid adieu

And farewell, Johnny Miner

 

You battled hard with drill and scale

Lungs turned black and faces pale

Now, your body’s up for sale

So, farewell Johnny Miner

 

CHORUS

 

They promised you the earth sometimes

For to dig the copper from their mines

Now, the justice for their crimes

Is, farewell, Johnny Miner

 

CHORUS

 

Ah, cheer up John, don’t act so sad

Unemployment’s not so bad

For what you lost, you never had

So, farewell Johnny Miner

 

CHORUS

 

CHORUS

And farewell Butte, Finn Town, too

Dublin Gulch, the same to you

Walkerville, we’ll bid adieu

And farewell, Johnny Miner