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The Chemical Worker's Song (Great Big Sea) video
(Process Man) (The ICI Song)
#237: YouTube video by kmj415
©2008 ~ Used with permission ~

And it's go, boys, go,
They'll time your every breath;
And every day you're in this place,
You're two days nearer death.
And it's go, boys, go,
They'll time your every breath;
And every day you're in this place,
You're two days nearer death,
But you go.

Well, a process man am I and I'm telling you no lies,
I work and breathe among the fumes that tread across the sky;
There's thunder all around me and there's poison in the air.
There's a lousy smell that smacks of hell and dust all in me hair.

And it's go, boys, go.
They'll time your every breath;
And every day you're in this place,
You're two days nearer death.
But you go.

Well, I worked among the spinners and I breathed the oily smoke,
I shoveled up the gypsum, and that nylon makes you choke;
I've been knee deep in cyanide, got sick with a caustic burn,
Been working rough, I've seen enough to make your stomach turn.

And it's go, boys, go.
They'll time your every breath;
And every day you're in this place,
You're two days nearer death.
But you go.

There's overtime and bonus opportunity galore,
The young men like their money and they all come back for more;
But soon you're knockin' on and you look older than you should,
For every bob made on the job is paid with flesh and blood.

And it's go, boys, go.
They'll time your every breath;
And every day you're in this place,
You're two days nearer death.
But you go.

Well, a process man am I and I'm telling you no lies,
I work and breathe among the fumes that tread across the sky;
There's thunder all around me and there's poison in the air,
There's a lousy smell that smacks of hell and dust all in me hair.

And it's go, boys, go,
They'll time your every breath;
And every day you're in this place,
You're two days nearer death.
And it's go, boys, go,
They'll time your every breath;
And every day you're in this place,
You're two days nearer death,
But you go.

####.... Ron Angel of Middlesbrough, Teesside, Cleveland, UK, ©1964 ....####
Per a 1991 post by Nutty at the Mudcat Cafe, Ron Angel co-runs The Sun Inn Folk Club at Stockton-on-Tees [a market town in North East England]. The club has been running for nearly 40 years and Ron has been involved since it started.

This variant was arranged and recorded by Great Big Sea (Up, trk#10, 1995, WEA, Scarborough, Ontario, distributed by Warner Music Canada, produced and engineered by Danny Greenspoon, recorded at the Battery and at The Nickel, St John's, NL).

The video above features a live performance by Great Big Sea on the Lido Deck aboard Ships & Dip III on January 31, 2008.


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