The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #30585   Message #393827
Posted By: Amos
09-Feb-01 - 12:46 AM
Thread Name: coal mining songs
Subject: RE: coal mining songs
Keep your eye upon the dollar...
And your hand upon the scale.

(Or was it the other way around? ) From "A Miner's Life is Like a Sailor's", from the same period of struggle and organizing. There's also. of course, "Big Bad John", which is still aging in the barrel and not ripe to be called a folk song, perhaps, and "The Springhill Mining Disaster", which is of like age but qualifies as grassroots folk anyway.