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Thread #14681   Message #2690385
Posted By: Steve Lane
30-Jul-09 - 12:58 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: Chemical Worker's Song
Subject: Chemical Worker's Song extra verse
I thought some people here might be interested in this blog and recording on

I have just uploaded the home recording I made of Ron Angel's Chemical Worker's (or is it Workers') Song. Ron said he always felt the song was a bit short and wrote an extra verse although this was hardly ever sung and never recorded. Fortunately Cris Yelland of the Stockton Folk Club remembered the new verse and kindly sent it to me. Thanks Cris! Of course this is all copyright Ron Angel.

As someone who worked in the chemical industry and has just seen the closure announced of the last plant that was operated by ICI locally on Teesside I thought it appropriate to mark the event by uploading my version of the song here. I was moved to write a couple of extra verses based on my own experiences in Aromatics and Phenol.