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Reference to Buckeye and White Sycamore

06 Jan 97 - 11:07 PM (#1170)
Subject: Reference to Buckeye and White Sycamore
From: tah@cts.com

Does anyone what the references to "Buckeye" and "White Sycamore" are in the song "Coal Tattoo"?

Terry in San Diego


07 Jan 97 - 12:36 AM (#1178)
Subject: RE: Reference to Buckeye and White Sycamore
From: dick greenhaus

Hi- They were the names of mines. (Kentucky, I think, but I'm not sure.) dick


08 Jan 97 - 01:36 AM (#1195)
Subject: RE: Reference to Buckeye and White Sycamore
From: Bill

Howdy,

I've sung the song for many years thinking that Buckeye and White Sycamore were simply trees along the road as the miner drove by. The names of mines makes sense, but it won't change what I think of as I sing that powerful song.

Allinkausay, Bill