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Moving mountains
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Moving Mountains

Words & Music: Phyl Lobl

 


Having women truck drivers in the open-cut mines does seem like progress toward sexual equality. Hoever, it's only women who are married to mine workers who have any chance of employment.

Faith can move mountains
So can Sue and Karoline
They're helping move the mountain,
At the Savage River mine.

Hear the hissing of the slurry
Hear the rattle of the ore
As its heading up to Latta
Through the Span's narrow bore.


Euclid and Ten Yarders   (The name of the trucks)
Seem like child's play
When you're sitting in the Big One
And the ground drops away.

Trouble with the engines
Keeps the Gypsy on the run (Breakdown truck)
While you're on the beer garden  (Side of truck)
Just drinking up the sun.

Stories in the crib room,
The nick names and the jokes,
The cursing of the company,
The talk of other strikes.

Single or married man
Can get a job like that
But a woman only gets one
If she's married to a hat.
 

 

 

 

 
 
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