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req/ADD One Miner's Life (Ed Pickford)

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GUEST,Bob Green 15 Jul 00 - 09:08 PM
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GUEST,Ewan McVicar 17 Jul 00 - 12:59 PM
zander (inactive) 17 Jul 00 - 02:17 PM
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Subject: A Gaughan/Macoll song lyric
From: GUEST,Bob Green
Date: 15 Jul 00 - 09:08 PM

Hi I've been lurking with intent for some time now. You seem like a helpful community and I was wondedring if you could help me trace some lyrics.

Many moons ago I heard a song I would like to do by Dick Gaughan but could have been a Ewan Macoll song
Chorus goes something like this:

Whi kens what your crying for
Whi kens what made us so poor
Whi kens what your going to do
Whi kens whats in store for you

All about coal mining and the lack thereof.
If anyone KENS! the title/artist of this song I would be eternally grateful If however you knows the lyrics and could be arsed typing them out for me I would be a happy chappy.


Also (he said pushing his luck..) does anyone know where I can get the lyrics for Comming down in the rain sung by whats-her-face and the blue moon orchestra.

Coming Down in the Rain (Mondlock)


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Subject: RE: A Gaughan/Macoll song lyric
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Jul 00 - 09:13 PM

Dick Gaughan Song Index (Click Here)

You might find what you want here.
Good luck


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Subject: RE: A Gaughan/Macoll song lyric
From: Margaret V
Date: 16 Jul 00 - 12:41 AM

And you will find the Nanci Griffith lyrics here Margaret


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Subject: RE: A Gaughan/Macoll song lyric
From: Margaret V
Date: 16 Jul 00 - 12:51 AM

Sorry, that didn't work. Let's try again: Coming Down in the Rain

Margaret


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Subject: RE: A Gaughan/Macoll song lyric
From: zander (inactive)
Date: 16 Jul 00 - 05:10 AM

The song is called 'A Miners Life ' and was written by Ed Pickford from County Durham, it can be heard on the Topic album ' The Iron Muse ' sung by Tom Gilfellon. Cheers, Dave


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Subject: RE: A Gaughan/Macoll song lyric
From: GUEST,Bob Green
Date: 16 Jul 00 - 05:26 AM

Thanks. I knew I'd heard it somewhere I'll have to dig out my iron muse tape. And that Nanci song, I'd given up searching thanks again.


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Subject: RE: A Gaughan/Macoll song lyric
From: Roger in Sheffield
Date: 16 Jul 00 - 03:12 PM

could be arsed but just haven't a clue
Sorry ! - this should bring it back to the top for the songsters to crack
nice to se someone else has embarassing mental whats-her-face blocks

good luck ROGER


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Subject: RE: A Gaughan/Macoll song lyric
From: GeorgeH
Date: 17 Jul 00 - 09:57 AM

Look out for Gaughan on the web (he posted to uk.music.folk over the weekend, in a thread "does quality matter" and email him to ask . .

Actually, I recognise the song but can't place it . . Sorry!

G.


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Subject: RE: A Gaughan/Macoll song lyric
From: GUEST,Ewan McVicar
Date: 17 Jul 00 - 12:59 PM

This sounds rather like someone took Maccoll's Fisherman's Wife, Ye can whit wa' he has tae work / Ye ken the hours he has tae keep / And yet it maks ye angry when / ye see him justr come hame tae sleep. and rewrote it to be about mining.

Just a thought.


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Subject: RE: A Gaughan/Macoll song lyric
From: zander (inactive)
Date: 17 Jul 00 - 02:17 PM

Once again , the song is called ' A Miners Life ' it was written by Ed Pickford fro County Durham. It can be heard on the Topic [ CD version ] ' The Iron Muse ' sand by Tommy Gilfellon. regards, Dave


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Subject: RE: A Gaughan/Macoll song lyric
From: andymac
Date: 14 Aug 00 - 03:57 PM

If you have checked Dick's website then you'll know that it was recorded by the man himself on a STUC miners' strike support album entitled "True and Bold". If you haven't checked his site then hopefully this'll help.


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Subject: RE: A Gaughan/Macoll song lyric
From: The Shambles
Date: 14 Aug 00 - 04:33 PM

Dick's site


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Subject: ADD: A Miner's Life (Ed Pickford)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 Apr 15 - 08:12 PM

This illustrates the problem with answering a request with only a link. All the links above are dead.

I't's best to post both links and information.

There's a YouTube video of the song here:

I found lyrics here:

ONE MINER'S LIFE
(Ed Pickford)

Now you are born, another to feed
Small are our wants lad but great is our need
For the work is scarce, yer dad's on the dole
They want nee mair men 'cos they've got too much coal.

Chorus:
Wee knaas wee yer cryin' for?
Wee knaas wee made us so poor?
Wee knaas what yer ganna dee?
Wee knaas what's in store for ye?

Now you're a boy, yer play in the streets
Fish in the burn and performing great feats
While the pit heaps stand, marking the graves
Of fathers and sons and the lives that they gave.

Now you've left school, a man at thirteen
Yer mother is grim as she looks at the scene
And she makes up yer bait, yer off down below
And away t' the pit with yer father yer go.

Now yer a man, yer work in the mine
With fightin' with strugglin' yer old for yer time
For the work is hard, conditions are bad
And yer promise yer son lad what ye nivver had.

Now you are old, yer've worked aal yer can
But they're closin' the pits and yer part of the plan
To cut out waste, make the mines pay
So t' hell with yer now lad and be on yer way.

Notes
Ed writes:
'Written in verse that chart a man's life. Dick Gaughan does an interpretation of it on 'True & Bold'. Bob Fox - the great North East troubadour has just released this song for Topic on his CD The Blast. Bob is carrying his songs to the world now - I'm biased because he's from the NE - but -good luck to him I say!'.

Another source for lyrics: http://www.raymondfolk.com/page/One+Miner%27s+Life+%28Ed+Pickford%29


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Subject: RE: req/ADD One Miner's Life (Ed Pickford)
From: John Routledge
Date: 16 Apr 15 - 05:50 AM

Many thanks Joe. I didn't know this song.


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