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Thread #2574 Message #1150027
Posted By: Strollin' Johnny
30-Mar-04 - 10:44 AM
Thread Name: The Testimony Of Patience Kershaw-child miner
Subject: RE: Lyrics: song about child labor & girl coal miner
In another recent thread someone asked why do people feel the need to keep harking back to the coal-mining days, and I answered that if they need to ask, they probably wouldn't understand the answer.
If you're still there, the answer is the suffering of 'Patience Kershaw', her peers and all those who preceded and followed her.
Great song but sad, sad subject matter.