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Thread #49340   Message #2931740
Posted By: GUEST,Mike G
20-Jun-10 - 09:54 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Red Iron Ore / Derry down, down
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Red Iron Ore / Derry down, down
Mrrzy - Sorry it took so long, I just was looking for some info on E. C. Roberts and stubled accross this page! Anyway, if you still havened found it yet, the verse you are thinking of (We loaded the Roberts till she couldn't hold more / filled up to the gunwales [gunnels] with that red iron ore... ) goes like this:

The dust got so thick you could scare see your nose,
It got in your eyes, it got in your clothes,
We loaded the Roberts till she couldn't hole more,
Right up to the gunnels with that red iron ore.

btw, it shows up in an abridged version of the song on page 95 of "The Foldsinger's Wordbook" Compiled by Fred and Irwin Silber 1973.

Mike