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Thread #95197   Message #1858183
Posted By: oggie
13-Oct-06 - 05:14 PM
Thread Name: Tune Req: Daddy Fox
Subject: RE: Tune Req: Daddy Fox
There is another set of words to the same tune which I learnt 30 odd years ago but don't know the origin of -

Three miners came down to Wirksworth Town
They were rugged and they were brown.

They'd come down from the Magpie Mine
To drink some ale and to sup some wine,

They drank away to the break of the day
Then back to the mine to earn more pay

Here's a health to the landlords of Wirksworth town
And a health to the miners so rugged and brown.

Chorus etc like Daddy Fox

The Magpie Mine was a lead mine in Derbyshire which was cursed by the widows of the Red Soil miners who were killed during a dispute over mineral rights.

All the best