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Thread #16124   Message #3441195
Posted By: GUEST,Dilly
23-Nov-12 - 06:05 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: Miner's Dream of Home
Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Miner's Dream of Home
I sang this song as a girl in the forties in Yorkshire, England, a famous coal mining area at the time. We would sing the following words on New Years Eve:
Last night I lay sleeping
I had a strange dream
I saw England's valleys and dells
I listened with joy as I did when a boy to the sound of the old village bells.
The logs were burning brightly
Twas a night that would banish all sin
For the bells were ringing the old year out and the New Year in.
We went from door to door singing this and saying a short poem and knocking on doors to wish people Happy New Year and sometimes to collect pennies.