School Day's Over

The Dubliners, Luke Kelly

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The Dubliners

The Dubliners are an Irish folk band founded in Dublin in 1962. The band started off as The Ronnie Drew Ballad Group, named in honour of its founding member, they subsequently renamed themselves as The Dubliners. The group line-up has seen many changes over their fifty year career. However, the group's success was centred around lead singers Luke Kelly and Ronnie Drew, both of whom are now deceased. The band garnered international success with their lively Irish folk songs, traditional street ballads and instrumentals. The band were regulars on the folk scenes in both Dublin and London in the early 1960s, until they were signed to the Minor Major label in 1965 after backing from Dominic Behan. They went on to receive extensive airplay on Radio Caroline, and e… more »


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School day's over come on then john,
Time to be getting your pit boots[g] on
On with your sark and[am] moleskin[em] trousers
[am]time you were on your[f] way
[c]time you were learning the[am] pit man's job
And[dm] earning the pit man's[g] pay

Come on then jim it's time to go
Time you were working down below
Time to be handling a pick and shovel

you start at the pits today
Time you were learning the collier's job
And earning the colliers pay

Come on then dai, it's almost light
Time you were off to the anthracite
The morning mist is on the vally
It's time you were on your way
Time you were learning the miners job
And earning the miners pay

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Written by: Ewan Maccoll

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