Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafesj

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
Eugene Judge Band 'Cutty Sark', (12) RE: Band 'Cutty Sark', 03 Feb 04

Can't find anything about the band.

History of the disaster can be found here:

These lyrics found on a site about coalmining - posted by R Hunter.

Knockshinnoch (R.Hunter/D.McClymont) Castledean Music(c) 2000

This pit disaster is etched on the minds of the pit men in the local area, if only the simplest safety precautions were taken the disaster would never have happened, even the sheep and the cows stayed away from the field.

1) It poored like monsoon rains
Fillin a the gutters and rains
Twis miserable tae go tae work
Yet these men were used tae dirt
Fur Knockshinnoch wis a they knew
An the bread o life gae few
As a class they were mighty proud
Tae graft they a hae vowed

Fur their lifes were coal and stoor
Till that awfull evil oor
When New Cummnock folk
Were torn from their men

2) As the pit men left that day
From their prefabs tae earn their pay
There were streams of clothcapped souls
Fur coal they dug like moles
Little knowin what was in store
That some would see no more
The dazzling sun sae bright
Or the moon and stars at night

3) O the coos and the sheep knew weel
That the field was aboot tae keel
Wae warnins starin them in the face
And the men doon below in the waste
Like yon flood back in Noahs day
When a flesh wis washed away
Never mare wid we see the like
Entombed in their darkest night
Bridge Sobrither so the dust sleep weel
Een times naen ard tae heal
Though Knockshinnochit is nae mare
Fallen comrades we miss them sare


Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.