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Thread #126607 Message #2813670
Posted By: GUEST
16-Jan-10 - 12:16 PM
Thread Name: Coal Mining Songs
Subject: Coal Mining Songs
I'm a collector of coal mining songs. I have versions of a few hundred different songs, but I'm always learning of songs that I had never heard of before. For instance, I recently learned of "Anthony Riley" (by Ivan Fryman), as well as "Coal Miner's Blues" by Jim Owen (not the same classic "Coal Miner's Blues" that A.P. Carter wrote).
Because I know there are many coal mining songs out there that I've never heard of, please tell me any that you know of, particularly lesser known songs. I'm interested not just in American songs, but British or any others.
There's no need to list classics such as "Dark As A Dungeon", "Sixteen Tons", "Nine Pound Hammer", "Coal Tattoo", "West Virginia Mine Disaster", "Blackleg Miner", etc.
Thanks so much!