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Thread #169274   Message #4091749
Posted By: GUEST,henryp
06-Feb-21 - 06:21 AM
Thread Name: Any February Songs?
Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
For three days between 19 and 21 February 1882, the people of Trimdon Grange and Kelloe buried 74 people.

Trimdon Grange Explosion by Tommy Armstrong

Let us not think of to-morrow,
Lest we disappointed be;
All our joys may turn to sorrow,
As we all may daily see.
To-day we may be strong and healthy,
But how soon there comes a change,
As we may learn from the explosion,
That has been at Trimdon Grange.

February left behind it
What will never be forgot;
Weeping widows, helpless children,
May be found in many a cot,
Homes that once were blest with comfort,
Guided by a father's care,
Now are solemn, sad and gloomy,
Since the father is not there.

Louis Killen from The Iron Muse - A Panorama of Industrial Folk Music
Louis Killen