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Tune Req: The Miners' Anthem

GUEST,Andy A. 30 May 11 - 02:15 PM
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Subject: Tune Req: The Miners' Anthem
From: GUEST,Andy A.
Date: 30 May 11 - 02:15 PM

I am trying to find, without success, music for 'The Miners Anthem' as sung by Roger Bryant on 'The Cry of Tin' CD. Can anyone help? If no music, then a midi or abc file would be good.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Miners' Anthem
From: Andy A
Date: 18 Jul 11 - 02:20 PM

As I have no responses, please close thread.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Miners' Anthem
From: John J
Date: 18 Jul 11 - 04:17 PM

Don't give up - someone will surely be able to help, just try refreshing the thread a few times.

Does the song begin 'A miner's life is like a sailor on board a ship to cross the waves / Every day his life's in danger, many ventures being brave ...'?

If that's the one I think it's entitled 'A Miner's Life'

Good luck with your search!

JJ


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Miners' Anthem
From: breezy
Date: 18 Jul 11 - 04:54 PM

Nice try John J , but no

If I could find my copy of 'tin' I'ld lend it to you

Could you do with just the CD and learn it the trad way?

If Roger is at Bodmin Folk club on Friday I'll mention it it, I gather he's resting his own session for the summer.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Miners' Anthem
From: Andy A
Date: 20 Jul 11 - 02:46 PM

Thanks for your encouragement John, I will do as you suggest.
The words are, Verse 1 1st line "Well a miner's life is short and hard, ...." and the chorus is "So place yourself in the saviour's hands, ...." Any help gratefully received, it takes me ages to transcribe from CD or MP3. Many thanks Andy A


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Miners' Anthem
From: Andy A
Date: 20 Jul 11 - 02:52 PM

Hi Breezy,
I have the CD for 'Cry of Tin', just not very good at transcribing by ear alone. If you could persuade Roger to help will be so grateful. Thanks Andy A


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Miners' Anthem
From: Cats
Date: 20 Jul 11 - 03:53 PM

I still have my script so if you pm me an e mail address i will scan it for you


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Miners' Anthem
From: Dave Earl
Date: 21 Jul 11 - 11:06 AM

Is this the song including :-

"Sing out his name at the working face
And trust the God you Know

Can't find my Cry of Tin CD or on the Ipod

Dave


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Miners' Anthem
From: Cats
Date: 21 Jul 11 - 02:14 PM

yes it is Dave. i have it and as soon as Andy pms me I will send it to him


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Miners' Anthem
From: Andy A
Date: 23 Jul 11 - 06:01 PM

I now have the music to 'The Miners' Anthem', thanks everyone for your help.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Miners' Anthem
From: Cats
Date: 23 Jul 11 - 07:12 PM

Glad to have been of help. I knew there must be a reason why I didn't throw my old script away


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Miners' Anthem
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 05:08 AM

===Does the song begin 'A miner's life is like a sailor on board a ship to cross the waves / Every day his life's in danger, many ventures being brave ...'?

If that's the one I think it's entitled 'A Miner's Life'===
=====

Just for info & accuracy before thread vanishes ~~ that one is actually usually called The Miners' Life-Guard [the life-guard being their union] ~ has the chorus "Union miners stand together, Heed no operator's tale!". Adapted in 1958 by John Brunner for the first Aldermaston march as The H-Bomb's Thunder ~ "Don't you hear the H-bomb's thunder Echo like the crack of doom? ... ~ Men & women, stand together, Do not heed the men of war!" ~ and became the anthem of the CND. As I think I have related before, but wotthehell archie, I shared a Hampstead flat with John at the time, &, as he couldn't sing a note, he asked me to sing a verse & chorus to try how it sounded; so I can claim to have been the first-ever singer of that now-so-famous song!

~Michael~


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Miners' Anthem
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 05:20 AM

FYI ~~ John Brunner went on to become a famous award-winning science fiction & fantasy novelist. Died 1995. His archive is at Liverpool University.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Miners' Anthem
From: Cats
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 10:46 AM

No the one he was looking for wasn't Miners Lifeguard but the Miners Anthem and written by Roger Bryant for the show Cry of Tin


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Miners' Anthem
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 11:43 AM

Yes, I got that thanks, Cats. I was responding to John's above about the title of the other song, & it all drifted a bit, as happens not infrequently hereabouts! -

~M~


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Miners' Anthem
From: Cats
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 04:17 PM

No problem MtheGM. Both are good songs


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Miners' Anthem
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Nov 13 - 05:50 AM

Here's a pub session version of it from Cornwall, pud's about 3 miles from where Roger Bryant lives.
https://soundcloud.com/hilary-dalla/miners-anthem


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Miners' Anthem
From: GUEST,JennyO
Date: 19 Apr 14 - 05:04 AM

I know the tune all right, and I'm pretty okay with the chorus,but what I need is the words of the verses - especially the one about bestiality and the one that ends 'all our souls are saved'. I want to sing it while I'm in Oz - give them something they haven't heard a thousand times before :-)


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Miners' Anthem
From: GUEST,JennyO
Date: 19 Apr 14 - 10:36 PM

Refresh!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Miners' Anthem
From: JennyO
Date: 14 Jul 18 - 10:59 AM

Still looking for the words! Wanted to quote some of it after something came up on Facebook which had a picture of Trump grinning like the arsehole he is, standing next to the Queen (it's a long story). I will have to be content with the bit which I remember, and can picture Kevin Burrow belting out :)

And all our souls are saved
(everyone shouts "Arseholes!")

So place yourself in the saviour's hands,
And let his good grace flow.
Sing out his name at the working face,
And trust the god you know.
And trust the god you know,
And trust the god you know.
Sing out his name at the working face,
And trust the god you know.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Miners' Anthem
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 14 Jul 18 - 02:48 PM

Ask and ye shall receive. I'll see if I can find time to put the tune up, but I've given 2 links to recordings.

Mick


THE MINER'S ANTHEM
(Roger Bryant)


Well a miner's life is short and hard when you're working underground,
So share your faith with the other men and let your soul be found.

  Chorus:
  So place yourself in the saviour's hands and let his good grace flow.
  Sing out his name at the working face and trust the god you know.
  And trust the god you know, and trust the god you know.
  Sing out his name at the working face and trust the god you know.


In sin and sorrow once we dwelt and bestiality.
But Wesley came with a burning flame and set us sinners free. Chorus

Well he brought joy unto our hearts, our spirits now are raised.
At last we walk the narrow path and all our souls are saved. Chorus

Sing out your sins as you work below and help the work along
So let our lord on earth be praised, in prayer and evensong. Chorus

Well a miner's life is short and hard when you're working underground
So share your faith with the other men and let your soul be found. Chorus x2


Source: St Piran Shout at The Countryman 2013(s/c), Red River Singers(y/t)


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