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Lyr Req: Song about mine horses

GUEST,Raffi Maslan 18 Mar 17 - 08:18 PM
Jeri 18 Mar 17 - 08:25 PM
GUEST,Ebor Fiddler 18 Mar 17 - 08:56 PM
Stewie 18 Mar 17 - 10:36 PM
Stilly River Sage 18 Mar 17 - 11:45 PM
Joe Offer 19 Mar 17 - 12:39 AM
mg 19 Mar 17 - 03:23 AM
Zhenya 19 Mar 17 - 04:37 AM
GUEST,John Mackenzie 24 Mar 17 - 09:39 AM
MMario 24 Mar 17 - 03:04 PM
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Joe Offer 24 Mar 17 - 07:59 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Song about mine horses
From: GUEST,Raffi Maslan
Date: 18 Mar 17 - 08:18 PM

Many times over the years I've heard songs about mining, and other songs about horses. At one point, I heard a song about a horse in a mine. All I can remember of it is that it was specifically about the horse, rather than the minors, and about the horse's day being done, possibly due to technology coming along and replacing the job.

Does this ring any bells? Even if this devolves to a listing of mining songs about animals, that's a step in the right direction.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song about mine horses
From: Jeri
Date: 18 Mar 17 - 08:25 PM

Here's one: Blossom, the Mining Horse


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song about mine horses
From: GUEST,Ebor Fiddler
Date: 18 Mar 17 - 08:56 PM

So you won't want "Little Chance" then, or "The Collier's Rant"?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song about mine horses
From: Stewie
Date: 18 Mar 17 - 10:36 PM

Perhaps the song you are looking for is Jez Lowe's 'Galloways' with its reference to retired blind pit ponies.

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song about mine horses
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 18 Mar 17 - 11:45 PM

Good timing, Joe posting the words to Mule in the Mines

http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?ThreadID=161724


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song about mine horses
From: Joe Offer
Date: 19 Mar 17 - 12:39 AM

Yup, Acme, I was inspired by this very thread. Horses are fine, I guess, but My Sweetheart's the Mule in the Mines, a song that's occasionally heard here in the California Gold Rush country (don't know if it was sung during the actual Gold Rush, though....)

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song about mine horses
From: mg
Date: 19 Mar 17 - 03:23 AM

Coal.town road too.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song about mine horses
From: Zhenya
Date: 19 Mar 17 - 04:37 AM

On seeing this thread title, I also immediately thought of the song "Galloways" mentioned by Stewie above. But the line from the lyrics you mentioned reminded me of another song, "The Last Trip Home." It's about a regular work horse, not one in the mines, but the chorus includes the line "The horse's day is gone." Here are a few links



The Last Trip Home Mudcat thread

The Last Trip Home YouTube Video


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song about mine horses
From: GUEST,John Mackenzie
Date: 24 Mar 17 - 09:39 AM

I have the song called Blossom the mining horse it is on an album by Australian John Warner on a album called pithead in the fern. Good song


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song about mine horses
From: MMario
Date: 24 Mar 17 - 03:04 PM

There is a song about pit ponies....something about seeing the sun, smelling the pasture.....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song about mine horses
From: MMario
Date: 24 Mar 17 - 03:32 PM

AHA! Endless working days


Subject: RE: BS: Last pit pony dies
From: GUEST,Observer - PM
Date: 09 Apr 07 - 03:06 PM

A song wriiten by Steve Harrison who sings with a UK four piece called Quartz.

Endless Working Days


Chorus
In a world where there's no Summer no warming sunshine's rays
In a world where there's no Winter no snowflakes on my face
No gentle spring, no Autumn winds no luscious grass to graze
No babbling brook to drink from just Endless Working days.


The year is 1892, I'm young with spirits high
My home a meadow by the fields of barley, corn and rye
But Master's sold me to the men, who own the new coal mine.
And now I'm sentenced to a life, among the dust and grime.
Ch

Now I'm put in harness, pulling coal tubs from the seam
Those long lost days of Summer, well now there just a dream,
My coat is scarred and dirty, the light fades in my eye
I hope to be released one day, I hope before I die.
Ch

Though I'm old and weary, the work gets harder still
I'm longing to be back, in that meadow by the mill
They say they've now got engines, to pull the tubs of coal
And soon I'll be released from, this underground hell hole.
Ch

Now at last the day's arrived, my shackles they have gone
I'm taken to the pit-head, my working days are done.
I can feel the breeze of Autumn, smell the harvest of the fields
I'm going to my meadow, to end my days in peace.

To a world where there's a Summer with warming sunshine's rays
A world where there's a Winter with snowflakes on my face
The gentle spring, the Autumn winds, with luscious grass to graze,
a babbling brook to drink from until my dying day.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song about mine horses
From: Joe Offer
Date: 24 Mar 17 - 07:59 PM

Hi, John -
Do you have the lyrics to "Blossom the Mining Horse"??
-Joe-


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