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Lyr Add: Miner's Strawberries (Merle Travis)

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DARK AS A DUNGEON
I AM A PILGRIM
SIXTEEN TONS
SMOKE! SMOKE! SMOKE THAT CIGARETTE!
THAT'S ALL


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keberoxu 23 Apr 24 - 09:27 PM
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keberoxu 24 Apr 24 - 11:37 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Miner's Strawberries (Merle Travis)
From: keberoxu
Date: 23 Apr 24 - 09:27 PM

MINER'S STRAWBERRIES


My pappy was rich but not famous
My ma she was pretty but plain
And I always thought
My parents they ought
To have made miner's strawberries my middle name


CHORUS
Oh them good ole miner's strawberries
The best stuff that ever you seen
I was twenty years old
Before I was told
That miner's strawberries ain't nothin' but beans


We bathed once a week usin' lye soap
In a number two galvanized tub
Then sat down to eat
With a patch on our seat
And a bowl full of miner's strawberries for grub
CHORUS


My ma was a queen in the kitchen
And many's the time she would say
That havin' good health
Is better than wealth
So we eat miner's strawberries three times a day
CHORUS


You can bake 'em or brown 'em or burn 'em
Or boil 'em for hours in a pot
Then serve 'em up cold
A week or two old
If you're hungry enough they'll still hit the spot
CHORUS


There's many a boy such as I was
Who growed up to manhood and found
That he was derned lucky
Them days in Kentucky
To always have miner's strawberries around
CHORUS


by Merle Travis
from the album Songs of the Coal Mines
Capitol ST-1956 recorded in 1963

Copyright American Music, BMI


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Miner's Strawberries (Merle Travis)
From: GUEST,jim bainbridge
Date: 24 Apr 24 - 09:08 AM

One of the best LPs ever done- Travis comes over as a genuine story teller as well as a fine songwriter & as good as anyone with a guitar


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Miner's Strawberries (Merle Travis)
From: keberoxu
Date: 24 Apr 24 - 11:37 AM

Back in the years of variety shows on television,
I saw Merle Travis singing this song on one of them.
It wasn't done on a soundstage in a studio,
but an open-air performance with a stage set up.
He had a good time singing this song then, too.
I don't remember the name of the television show.
I just remember watching it in black and white.
(yes, it was that long ago)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Miner's Strawberries (Merle Travis)
From: gillymor
Date: 24 Apr 24 - 11:57 AM

Merle and Doc Watson spoke of that album when they first met.

From the "Will the Circle be Unbroken" LP


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Miner's Strawberries (Merle Travis)
From: The Sandman
Date: 28 Apr 24 - 11:55 PM

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=miners+strawberries+you+tube#fpstate=ive&vld=cid:dc9177e0,vid:KBq4FBQfwSY,st: for joe offer link explanation
is harmless and leads you to a clip of merle playing the song


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