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Lyr Req: Boulby Mine

le cheffie 31 May 13 - 12:59 PM
GUEST 31 May 13 - 02:57 PM
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GUEST,henryp 31 May 13 - 06:22 PM
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le cheffie 01 Jun 13 - 02:26 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Boulby Mine
From: le cheffie
Date: 31 May 13 - 12:59 PM

Hi all once again I'm looking for the lyrics to a song I used to know many years ago.
Its a Teeside Fettlers song and was on the Pride of the North Album.

Thanks once more in anticipation

Nick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Boulby Mine
From: GUEST
Date: 31 May 13 - 02:57 PM

Nick, I have just sent an email to Stan who runs a site that seems knowledgeable about the Teesside Fettlers and their music. I'll let you know what I can find.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Boulby Mine
From: GUEST
Date: 31 May 13 - 04:07 PM

Thank you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Boulby Mine
From: GUEST
Date: 31 May 13 - 04:28 PM

The site responded and will contact the TFs with your question.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Boulby Mine
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 31 May 13 - 06:22 PM

The Tees-side Fettlers sang the Chemical Workers Song written by Ron Angel, a member of the group.

Vin Garbutt sang the Potash Song, written by Graham Walker, about the Boulby potash mine.

You can find both songs on youtube.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Boulby Mine
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 31 May 13 - 06:37 PM

According to Mainly Norfolk, the Pride of the North LP by the Fettlers, including Brian Edwards and Bob Skingle, contains a song listed as Doubly Mine written by Brian and Ray Edwards, Bob Skingle.

I think that should be Boulby Mine.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Boulby Mine
From: le cheffie
Date: 01 Jun 13 - 02:26 AM

henryp, that is correct, the song was written by Brian and Ray Edwards with Bob Skingle, Id forgotten about the Vin Garbutt song


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Boulby Mine
From: Reinhard
Date: 01 Jun 13 - 05:49 AM

Sorry for that typo, Henry. It is fixed now.


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Subject: Lyr Add: BOULBY MINE (Ray Edwards / Bob Skingle)
From: GUEST,LYRIC ADD
Date: 01 Jun 13 - 04:22 PM

Dear lecheffe:

Thanks to the effort of Stan and Robin, both of whom were instrumental in the lyrics being here, and both of whom are wonderful people, here they are. Lyrics posted with permission. I shall be sending a link to Bob and with luck he'll post here. Watch this site.

BM

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BOULBY MINE
Words, Brian and Ray Edwards; music, Bob Skingle

I served me time on Tyneside as a welder in the yards.
I did me share and laid the metal down
Till the day when Shuffling Billy sadly told me "Get your cards"
And I blew me packet at the Rose and Crown.

CHORUS: So pack me duffel, Mary, my old darling.
I'm sick of standing waiting in a line.
The yards are laying off from here to Tyneside,
So I'm going to try me luck at Boulby Mine.

They told me there's a fortune to me made down on the moors
Where they're digging out the potash by the ton.
They're tunnelling like rabbits with their power-driven claws.
They'll have tunnelled clear to Poland 'fore they're done.

Me father told me, "Laddie, you must go and learn a trade.
I don't want you lying on your back like me,
For the only tools I've mastered are a pick-axe and a spade,
But now the mine has got the best of me."

I'm glad that my poor father never lived to see the day
When I'm working down a hole to earn a pound
But me pride will never let me go on welfare for me pay
So in the morning I'll be underground.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Boulby Mine
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Jun 13 - 04:24 PM

OOPS. Sorry I missed out the 'i'.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Boulby Mine
From: le cheffie
Date: 01 Jun 13 - 07:07 PM

Brilliant thank you to every one who helped getting these words for me. You are all stars

Nick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Boulby Mine
From: GUEST,JHW
Date: 02 Jun 13 - 06:20 PM

Pretty sure Harvey Blogg (RIP) used to sing this.


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