The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #16124 Message #2919608
Posted By: GUEST,Billy Jones
03-Jun-10 - 03:13 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: Miner's Dream of Home
Subject: RE: req/ADD: Miner's Dream of Home
Thanks to all for their contributions concerning this song and it's history. I've just watched (for the first time) the Britcom "Hi de Hi!" on DVD. In Series 6, Episode 4, the campers are by the pool singing and acting out actions to a song, the lyrics of which I couldn't understand. Cut to Su Pollard (as Peggy the Chalet maid)stuck indoors and singing along to the distant campers. In her wonderful voice, full of pathos, she sang only a couple of lines to the song before being interrupted by the phone. These few lines caught my attention so much I searched the Internet and found this thread. I replayed the scene and could follow along at last. It was wonderful. Taken from England as a child and growing up without grandparents (half Welsh) was a wrench to our family. I'm now sixty, but the strength of my "roots" runs deep. This song amazed and moved me in ways I cannot express. Thanks again for your contributions.