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Lyr Req: A-Mining We Will Go

brooko 15 Jan 11 - 11:20 AM
GUEST,Canow Kernow 15 Jan 11 - 11:42 AM
Joe Offer 15 Jan 11 - 05:29 PM
brooko 15 Jan 11 - 05:45 PM
GUEST 01 Apr 16 - 02:40 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: a mining we will go
From: brooko
Date: 15 Jan 11 - 11:20 AM

does any one have the words to a cornish mining song that starts the farmers they walk round and round their legs tried up with string


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Subject: ADD: A-Mining We Will Go
From: GUEST,Canow Kernow
Date: 15 Jan 11 - 11:42 AM

A-MINING WE WILL GO

The farmers go around
Their legs tied up with straw
The miners they go underground
And never miss a blaw

CHORUS

    A-mining we will go
    A-mining we will go
    With picks and shovels in our hands
    A-mining we will go

We all worked at Wheal Busy
And when the bal was scat
We all lived in the engine-house
And made the best of that

Last Monday was Feast Monday
We had a bit to spare
We took the maidens to the fair
And now we've nought to lend

We had a sturt that Monday
And ordered mutton stew
Paid landlord Jan for nine months' beer
And that was overdue


And when we're up we're up
And when we're down we're down
And when we're only halfway up
We're neither up nor down

Tune: Grand Old Duke of York


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: a mining we will go
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 Jan 11 - 05:29 PM

Hmmm. Are you sure the tune is "Grand Old Duke of York"? Maybe it's "Farmer in the Dell," or "A-Hunting We Will Go." I grew up knowing all three; but I'm not sure I realized until now, that they all had the same melody.

Brooko, is that the song you seek, or shall we look for another?

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: a mining we will go
From: brooko
Date: 15 Jan 11 - 05:45 PM

thank you joe and canow kernow that is the one i was looking for. i used to have it on a tape i brought at morwellam quay,and i am trying to learn it to sing out .once again thank you
brooko


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A-Mining We Will Go
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Apr 16 - 02:40 PM

version i know.now the farmer ee goes round the field ee feet tied up with, straw but the miner ee goes under ground and never see a blow.
Says i to captain Frankie us went off to take a stroll we started for wheal Rodney where there was work for all.
CHORUS And a mineing we will go a mineing we will go with pick and shovels all in our hands a mining we will go. REPEAT twice
Says i to captain frankie what trebot does us crave twas 15 shillin and nine pence but 16 we did crave.
We had 15 feet of safety and candles 14 pound an that where our materal for workin underground.
Then us had a bit of luck there the nockers shoud us were to smash the rock and raise the tin and there was food for all.
Then us all goes down to landlord jans us all had mutton stew payed landlord jan for six month ale and that wus overdew.
Then we all worked down wheal easy and when that bhall was scat us all lived in the engine room and made the best of that. REPEAT THE TWICE BETWEEN EACH VERSE


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A-Mining We Will Go
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Apr 16 - 03:02 PM

As above I ment to say just repeat the chorus twice
This song and i dont know went the song was written.But Capt frankie was a real person and had something to do with mining in south africa.later on so i been told .wheal Rodney is round the back of of marazion west cornwall.I feel that there was properly a band of young single men living rough around the county. Tough and hard living. much like the Irish naivies
that constucted the railways.Whom went were the work was.when a new mine was opened. When they made a bit of money it was paying off depts and high living. crashing out in the engine room once the mine was finished. BAL WAS SCAT. Hope this is helpful


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