Hearts of Steel

Chorus:
Great hearts of steel
Sweet hearts of steel
Hear what we think and feel
For right or wrong
We’ll raise our song
In praise of hearts of steel

Along the river valleys
Over year on rough-rolled year
Beneath the smoke’s hyperboles
We built a whole world here

Beyond the pasture-land and ploughed
The milkmaids’ sore hand reel
That big mill music loud and proud
Was forging parts for hearts of steel

Through every little day of peace
Through every moment’s war
Through gritted teeth, grazes and grease
We knew what we were for

And now a new world rolls around
A global grinding wheel
The poor are no less surely ground
Down under every deal

For all the lofty spiel

Chorus:
Great hearts of steel
Sweet hearts of steel
Hear what we think and feel
For right or wrong
We’ll raise our song
In praise of hearts of steel

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