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Lyr Add: Down Boys Down (Barrie Temple)

VirginiaTam 07 Jan 09 - 03:08 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: DOWN BOYS DOWN
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 07 Jan 09 - 03:08 PM

DOWN BOYS DOWN
^^ (Barrie Temple)

    Down boys down, when you hear the whistle blow
    Another bunch of miners ready for to go, down


Down the cobbled streets comes the old familiar sound
Of hobnails, tin cans echoing all around
Nobody's talking for there's nowt that's left to say
Don't need your eyes when your feet know the way

Down boys down, when you hear the whistle blow
    Another bunch of miners ready for to go, down


Jenny's at the door and she sees him out of sight
She's hoping God will keep him well, send him home tonight
She's wondering if he's well enough to earn his daily wage
For he's coughing up the dust now, before he's in the cage

Down boys down, when you hear the whistle blow
    Another bunch of miners ready for to go, down


Working long and hard just to keep me family fed
But the hardest thing, now everyday, rising from me bed
A penny for this a penny for that, somewhere to be found
You never stop until you drop, that's how the world goes round

Down boys down, when you hear the whistle blow
    Another bunch of miners ready for to go, down


Four in the morning and enough to freeze your bones
A mug of tea to set them free. Down lads you must go
Hear that wheel a turning and the rattle of cups as well
Walking through the blacks days, like down the road to hell

Down boys down, when you hear the whistle blow
    Another bunch of miners ready for to go, down
X2


As performed by Ramskyte on Flickering Light
Attributed to Barrie Temple (Copyright) featured on Big Crane

VT


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: DOWN BOYS DOWN
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 07 Jan 09 - 03:12 PM

Arrgghh!

Joe or clone please fix by putting title on first line of my post.

I thought I did it right too.
    Not to worry. I regularly go through posted songs and standardize the format and add corrections and attribution when needed.
    -Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: DOWN BOYS DOWN
From: BB
Date: 07 Jan 09 - 05:24 PM

That's *Barrie* Temple, by the way.

An excellent songwriter.

Barbara


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: DOWN BOYS DOWN
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 02:04 AM

Thanks Barbara

It is on my Ramskyte CD as Barry. I should know better as I got a Salt of the Earth CD for Christmas. Wonderful stuff.

Would one of the Joe clones correct in my original post?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Down Boys Down (Barrie Temple)
From: GUEST,Guest - Chalkie
Date: 09 Jan 09 - 07:39 AM

I bought the Salt Of The Earth CD not long after it was released. A good maritime CD, I particularly like River Days on there. Have Barrie and Ingrid made another CD since they split up with Danny & Joyce? Have they recorded Down Boys Down?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Down Boys Down (Barrie Temple)
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 09 Jan 09 - 08:17 AM

I don't know if the group has recorded anymore.

Exact from Ramskyte's Flickering Light CD notes -

[Begin quote] Down Boys Down - Written by a great friend of ours Barry Temple and featured on his CD 'Big Crane' the song tells of the trials and tribulations encountered by the miner. Excellent chorus! (Copyright:Barry Temple)[End quote]


Below is the URL to first Google hit from search using Big Crane + Barrie Temple

https://www.vinyltap.co.uk/shop/item/852017335835.aspx

hope this helps


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Down Boys Down (Barrie Temple)
From: BB
Date: 09 Jan 09 - 05:08 PM

Chalkie - at least two more since Big Crane: 'Hand Me Down Songs' and 'Sailors All'. But 'Down Boys Down' isn't on either of them.

Barbara


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