Ian McMillian - Here Comes The Engine

Here comes the engine
Striding through history
Here comes the engine
Walking through memory
Here comes the engine
Lighting the sky
Here comes the miner
Who will never die

Here comes the engine
Look at us looking
Here comes the engine
He gets us thinking
Here comes the engine
Elsecar bound
Here comes the miner
From deep underground

‘Mam, what’s a miner?’
Just ask your grandad
‘Mam, where’s me grandad?’
He’s gone to Elsecar
‘Mam, what’s he doing?’
He’s watching the engine
‘Mam what’s the engine?’
Where past meets the future
‘Dad, where’s the future?’
Just ask your mother.

Here comes the engine
A marvel of moving
Here comes the engine
A symbol of making
Here comes the engine
More than a symbol
Here comes the miner
Meet him and marvel!

© Ian McMillan

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