CHORUS: So happy, so happy, so happy are we. We go down at seven and come up at three. Hi diary, ho diary, hi diary, ding dong, give the miners good pay and there's nothing goes wrong.
A - For the axes that cut up the prop.
B - For the bucket that hoist up the muck.
C - Is for captain, the best man of all.
D - Is for danger, be careful don't fall.
E - For the explosives we use in the mine.
F - For the fuses that light up the mine.
G -For the granite, we beat up the bits.
H -For the hoistman, that hoist up the skip.
I -Is for the irontrack, we lay on the ground.
J -Is for jackhammer that keeps bouncing round.
K -Is for the kill, have anigh what you're at.
L -Is for light, that we wear on our hat.
M -Is for mucking, the first job you take.
N -Is for the nightshift, that keeps you awake.
O -Is for orders, we all must go by.
P -Is for power, that keeps the mine dry.
Q -Is for queer thing we hear the boys say.
R -Is for raises, we climb twice a day.
S -Is for stoppers, the best job of all.
T -Is for timber that won't let you fall.
U -Is for the union, all miners belong.
V -Is for verses, that made up this song.
W -Is for we three, that made this song up, and the other three letters got lost in the muck.
The Miner's Aphabet
St. Lawrence, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada