Hallowed Ground

The docks lie crippled in the northern towns
The boys have all gone away trying to find work down south
And mister I walk in the valley of the shadow
Won’t someone have mercy on my soul

HALLOWED GROUND how sad is the sound
In the valley that once sang out sang proud
HALLOWED GROUND where the ships run aground
To die in the harbour in a rust ridden town

Now I’ve seen the future and I’ve seen the past
And I’ve seen the lights go down on this world fading fast
And mister I walk in the valley of the shadow
Won’t someone have mercy on my soul

HALLOWED GROUND how sad is the sound
In the valley that once sang out sang proud
HALLOWED GROUND where the ships run aground
To die in the harbour in a rust ridden town

Now I’ve got a wife and a young child
Back home in my house
I’ve got someone
I’ve got to take care of somehow