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1. Children Of The Past 8/30/2013

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Children Of The Past

Deep down in the cold dark pit,

Where not every corner can be lit,

Worked the boys and girls of tender age,

Who were lowered down in a rusting cage,

To go where danger always lurked,

In coal mines where grown men worked,

Some children were as young as ten,

Keeping candles lit for men,

Who’d often work at a cracking pace,

To hew black gold from the dark seam face,

There they worked for an odd few pence,

And if found asleep they were quickly sent,

To the other side of the known far world,


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