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Thread #62524 Message #2030156
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
19-Apr-07 - 01:29 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Ten Thousand Miles Away
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: TEN THOUSAND MILES AWAY
Thanks for looking that out.
I have mis-spelled the name Geoghegan, leaving out the second 'g'- it is Geoghagan in the "Scottish Student's Song Book." and in the book by Fowke and Glazer. Sorry for the confusion.
Fowke and Glazer state "Down in a Mine" was written in 1872. Sheet music of that date in the Levy Collection; "Down in a Coal Mine!" Words and Music J. B. Geoghagan, printed by W. H. Ewald and Bro., Jersey City, NJ., 1872, with other songs in "Gems of Harmony."
Down in a Mine
Lyrics remain the same. Since the 1872 American printing is a collection, the song probably is a little earlier than that date.
The 1937 sheet music by Calumet is a reprint.