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 Ed Pickford © prs


Easington Pit is no more - coal doesn’t lie on the shore

Cliffs are now green where the coal was once seen

Life is returning once more

Now there’s a nature reserve - just as the spiders deserve

Where there was strife nature’s coming to life

Now we will learn to conserve


Chorus:

The spiders are marching home - to Easington by the sea

Where coal wore a crown in Easington town - they’re singing in harmony

They’re bringing their wildlife friends - the ant and the bumble bee

The Nature Reserve will conserve and preserve - with biodiversity.


Where Billy danced with his feet - to a harsh riot shield beat

Soil and the trees dance along in the breeze

Basking in Easington heat

Though that the past is still real - nature is turning the wheel

Through this reserve will be found a new verve

Helping the scars to heal


Chorus:


He’s to the Easington hare - no one alive could ensnare

Hopping on cliffs as the sea plays its riffs

Sniffs in the Easington air

Easington’s second to none - nature reserve and the sun

People are proud and stand out from the crowd

Even the spiders have fun


Chorus:

The spiders are marching home - to Easington by the sea

Where coal wore a crown in Easington town - they’re singing in harmony

They’re bringing their wildlife friends - the ant and the bumble bee

The Nature Reserve will conserve and preserve - with biodiversity.


The Spiders Are Marching Home