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Lyr Req: Crooked Jack (Dominic Behan)


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GUEST,mg 30 Jan 07 - 05:12 PM
GUEST 30 Jan 07 - 11:26 AM
MartinRyan 30 Jan 07 - 08:22 AM
nutty 30 Jan 07 - 08:04 AM
Effsee 30 Jan 07 - 08:03 AM
Snoozer 30 Jan 07 - 06:16 AM
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Subject: RE: Looking for specific miner song
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 30 Jan 07 - 05:12 PM

If you can get hold of an old Anne Byrne recording..she does it great.

There is another song I would like to find..someone told me what it was before but now I forget.

Someone worked in the mines and got hunchbacked from it and went to work in the woods, where they made fun of him for not being a great tree chopper. So one day there was a terrible fire and he grabs a shovel I think and digs a trench perhaps and saves was really a powerful song. mg

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Subject: RE: Looking for specific miner song
Date: 30 Jan 07 - 11:26 AM

sounds like Dick Gaughan.s version.

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Subject: RE: Looking for specific miner song
From: MartinRyan
Date: 30 Jan 07 - 08:22 AM

It's in the Digital Tradition HERE . Written by Dominic Behan? Tune is a version "The Star of the County Down" - but then, isn't everything?!


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Subject: RE: Looking for specific miner song
From: nutty
Date: 30 Jan 07 - 08:04 AM

I was tall and true almost six foot two
Till they broke me across the back
By the name I'm known, it is not my own
For they call me crooked Jack

This one came straight to mind. Is this the one you are looking for? I can only remember the chorus but I'm sure others will know the song

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Subject: RE: Looking for specific miner song
From: Effsee
Date: 30 Jan 07 - 08:03 AM

Crooked Jack? It's in the DT. Put the title in the search box (top right of the page).

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Subject: Looking for specific miner song
From: Snoozer
Date: 30 Jan 07 - 06:16 AM

I received the following question via email and, although there's not much to go on, I thought the collective wisdom of Mudcat might be able to help.

I heard a song the other day by a Irish (maybe he was from Scotland) singer, the song was about a young man who used to stand tall but after working in the mines he was a bent man, the singer had a very heavy brogue and his last name started with a B.
That's all I know and I would really like to find out who sang this song.


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