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Can't find mine disaster song

Tigger the Tiger 27 Oct 11 - 05:48 PM
GUEST,999 27 Oct 11 - 05:56 PM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 27 Oct 11 - 06:02 PM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 27 Oct 11 - 06:02 PM
Tigger the Tiger 27 Oct 11 - 06:05 PM
Nigel Parsons 28 Oct 11 - 04:45 AM
Edthefolkie 28 Oct 11 - 08:32 AM
GUEST,999 28 Oct 11 - 08:44 AM
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Subject: Can't find mine disaster song
From: Tigger the Tiger
Date: 27 Oct 11 - 05:48 PM

I used to sing this and cannot remember it. Can someone provide the name and lyrics for this?I know the end is at hand,for me and 100 good men,the coat caught fire from somebody's lamp   chorus;dear mothers and fathers goodbye,dear sisters and brothers goodbye etc


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Subject: RE: Can't find mine disaster song
From: GUEST,999
Date: 27 Oct 11 - 05:56 PM

Sounds like "The Dying Miner" by Woody Guthrie. Check Mr Google.


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Subject: RE: Can't find mine disaster song
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 27 Oct 11 - 06:02 PM

I think the song you might be looking for is Woody Guthrie's The Dying Miner. It has:

  Dear sisters and brothers goodbye,
  Dear mother and father goodbye.
  My fingers are weak and I cannot write,
  Goodbye Centralia, goodbye.

We don't seem to have a copy here on Mudcat (at a quick look), but there are plenty online eg: The Dying Miner from Pete Seeger (leoslyrics).

It has all the bits you mention except the coat catching fire; what it has is:

  Way down in this tunnel of coal,
  Gas caught fire from somebody's lamp.


But I'm pretty sure this is what you're looking for.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Can't find mine disaster song
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 27 Oct 11 - 06:02 PM

Sorry 999, cross-post.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Can't find mine disaster song
From: Tigger the Tiger
Date: 27 Oct 11 - 06:05 PM

Terrific response. I think I may have learned a version of this that Pete Seeger did,but it is definitely the right song. I have tried to remember this each time there is a mine disaster. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Can't find mine disaster song
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 28 Oct 11 - 04:45 AM

Oh! ...........
The wonderful thing about Mudcat
Is Mudcat's a wonderful thing.
I'm sure if you look you will find that
It has the words you want to sing!
It's bouncy, Flouncy,Trouncy,Pouncy
Mad mad mad mad mad.
We find the words right,
Like some shining white knight,
We're a lyrics Galahad!

Sorry, the poster's name just started me off. I'll go and get my medication.

.... Boing! ..... Boing! .... Boing! ....   .. .


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Subject: RE: Can't find mine disaster song
From: Edthefolkie
Date: 28 Oct 11 - 08:32 AM

Come back Tigger, you make a nice change from the Folk Eeyores.


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Subject: RE: Can't find mine disaster song
From: GUEST,999
Date: 28 Oct 11 - 08:44 AM

Hey, Mick. Thanks. No problem. Better cross-post than no post.


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