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Thread #151364   Message #3532287
Posted By: 2581
01-Jul-13 - 11:09 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Harlan County (Spear of Destiny)
Subject: Lyr Req: Harlan County (Spear of Destiny)
The British rock group Spear of Destiny had a song on their 1985 album "World Service" titled "Harlan County". The song seems to be about the coal miners' strike in Harlan County, Kentucky in 1973 - commonly referred to as the "Brookside Strike" - that was the subject of Barbara Kopple's documentary film "Harlan County U.S.A.", which won the Academy Award in 1976.
   Does anyone know the lyrics to this song? It starts out:

Last night on my TV
I saw the men of Harlan County