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Thread #2574   Message #11011
Posted By: Dave Brennan
21-Aug-97 - 07:21 PM
Thread Name: The Testimony Of Patience Kershaw-child miner
Subject: RE: Lyrics: song about child labor & girl coal m
Thank you all. I tend to know a lot of Irish songs though the Lord knows how long it's been since I sung any of them.

As I say, I heard this only once a long time ago, in a British folk club. And it immediately grabed me, the really sad story yet told in such a matter-of-fact way; I liked the tune as well.

This place in great, the we can all swap our stories and songs. Thanks again. I've never heard of Sally Rogers or Priscilla Herdman, but I'll keep an eye out for their singing.