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Hugh Masekela - Stimela (The Coal Train)

Hugh Masekela - Stimela (The Coal Train)

There's a train that comes from Mozambique, Angola, Zimbabwe
Malawi, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland and the whole hinterland of South Africa.
This train carries on it the young men and old men who are conscripted to come and work on contract in the gold mines of Johannesburg and it's surrounding metropoli.
Deep, deep, deep down in the belly of the earth are they digging and drilling for that mighty evasive stone
For when they dish that mish mash mush food into their into iron plate with an iron shovel
And when they hear that choo-choo train screaming