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Thread #13022   Message #540405
Posted By: Susanne (skw)
02-Sep-01 - 05:09 PM
Thread Name: Lyr ADD: Hillcrest Mine (James Keelaghan)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hillcrest Mine (James Keelaghan)
Sorcha and Clinton, thanks for posting the lyrics. I strongly disagree with Clinton's last line, though - no, with his last but one line, the smile is in order. How can his talent harm him? I hope he writes many more songs like this one!
Incidentally, a little note from the CD confirming Clinton's info: [1990:] "Canada's largest mining disaster happened at the small town of Hillcrest in the Crowsnest Park area of Alberta in 1914. I wrote this song while I was working in the area in the summer of 1987. Hillcrest is still there, though the collieries have seen better days." (Notes James Keelaghan, 'Small Rebellions')