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Thread #14676   Message #1375387
Posted By: MoorleyMan
09-Jan-05 - 06:26 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Chords Req: You Won't Get Me Down in Your Mine
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: You Won't Get Me Down in Your Mine
Good to see all this info coming out, and especially thanks to Colin W himself for "stepping in" now. So now we know the correct answer to the question of inspiration for the song. DITM is a very striking, and powerful, song. I sing it meself, and as for the known recording history well, I can add one more entry to Colin's list. And by a curious coincidence - "Johnny-come-lately" indeed, Colin - or should that be Collins... hmm, how very apt! - for tis Johnny Collins, whose 1982 recording of the song (originally on the Tradition LP "Free And Easy") is now available on a Fellside CD entitled "The Best of the Early Years". It's a pleasure to report that Johnny still regularly includes the song in his live set.