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The Image O God
by Joe Corrie

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Crawlin about like a snail in the mud,
Covered wi clammy blae,
ME, made after the image o God -
Jings! but it,s laughable, tae.
 
Howkin awa neath a mountain o stane,
Gaspin for want o air,
The sweat makin streams doon my bare back-bane
And my knees aw hauckit and sair.
 
Strainin and cursin the hale sift through,
Half-starved, half-blin, half-mad;
And the gaffer he says, 'Less dirt in that coal
Or ye go up the pit, my lad!'
 
So I gie my life to the Nimmo squad
For eicht and fower a day;
Me! made after the image o God -
Jings! but it's laughable, tae.

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