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Lyr Req: All the Nice Girls Love a Miner (from BBC

Mick Tems 10 Nov 10 - 03:26 AM
GUEST,S Byers 10 Nov 10 - 03:30 PM
Richard Bridge 10 Nov 10 - 03:40 PM
GUEST,CJB 10 Nov 10 - 07:35 PM
Jim Dixon 12 Nov 10 - 09:16 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Tonypandy riots centerary: BBC documener
From: Mick Tems
Date: 10 Nov 10 - 03:26 AM

BBC Wales did a magnificent documentary on the Tonypandy Riots, which occured on November 7, 1910 when coal owners of the Cambrian Combine staged a lockout and 12,000 miners struck.

The programme showed Sophie Evans, runner-up in Over The Rainbow, singing All The Nice Girls Love A Miner, and I would dearly love to track down the words again. The lyrics went:

It's handy
In Tonypandy...

The song the BBC didn't show was one I collected from Wyn Jones:

Tonypandy, Tonypandy,
Tonypandy, don't forget;
Tonypandy, Tonypandy,
All the Welsh remember yet.

Mick Tems


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tonypandy riots centerary: BBC documener
From: GUEST,S Byers
Date: 10 Nov 10 - 03:30 PM

The prog. is a available for downloading - with images - from

http://www.radioarchive.cc/torrents-details.php?id=10393

Create a free account first.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tonypandy riots centerary: BBC documener
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 10 Nov 10 - 03:40 PM

Careful, Steamin Willie will be suggesting they should all be shot or massacred as at Peterloo.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tonypandy riots centerary: BBC documener
From: GUEST,CJB
Date: 10 Nov 10 - 07:35 PM

There was also a t.v. documentary on BBC Wales - actually two.

Tonypandy Riots: A New History
Channel: BBC One (Wales only)
Date: Sunday 7th November 2010
Time: 22:25 to 23:25

HISTORY DOCUMENTARY: Tonypandy Riots - A New History
On: BBC 2 Wales (Digital)   
Date: Tuesday 9th November 2010 (Already shown)
Time: 19:00 to 20:00 (1 hour long)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tonypandy riots centerary: BBC docume
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 12 Nov 10 - 09:16 AM

The site that S Byers provided the URL for, requires you to log in, and I am reluctant to create an account just for this. If anyone else goes there, please transcribe the lyrics and post them here.

I have failed to find any reference anywhere to ALL THE NICE GIRLS LOVE A MINER. From the title, I'd guess it's a parody of SHIP AHOY (ALL THE NICE GIRLS LOVE A SAILOR)—Words, A J Mills. Music, Bennett Scott (1909)—a music-hall song, the chorus of which is apparently familiar to almost all Brits and almost no Americans.


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