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Thread #169613   Message #4141313
Posted By: Felipa
09-May-22 - 04:24 PM
Thread Name: Any May songs?
Subject: RE: Any May songs?
A version of THE COALMINER AND THE PITMAN'S WIFE has these lines in the last verse

Well, the pit gates are locked, little more I've to say,
I was turned out of my house on the thirteenth of May.

source: Dallas:One Hundred Songs of Toil 1974

The lyrics are among the versions posted at Mudcat thread

These lines aren't in the versions I've heard so I don't know what recording to recommend. The discussion thread does include some links to recordings; the discussion is partly about the different tunes that versions of The Coalminer and the Pitman's Wife are set to.