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ron k Origins: Springhill Disaster/Ballad of Springhill (59* d) RE: LYR REQ: Springhill disaster 01 Jun 97

Great song. For the record, it was written in 1961 by Peggy Seeger. It was recorded by various people including Peter, Paul and Mary.

As for the town, like Joe said, the focal point is the Anne Murray museum, and the prison, now that mining is considered too dangerous. This is the same coal seam that was being mined 5 years ago at Westray when an explosion took the lives of 26 more miners.

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