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GUEST,JB Lyr Req: Black Leg Miner (19) Black Leg Miner and unknown 26 May 01

Looking for two songs actually, both of which I heard sung by Christy Moore around 1970 and both related to workers unions.

The first one is called "Black Leg Miner" I can remember the first lines went something like:

Itīs in the evening after dark When the black leg miner goes to work With his moleskin trousers and dirty shirt There goes the black leg miner

Donīt even know the title of the other song. Again I can remember a part which goes something like:

Tora lura lura loo Iīll tell you something awful true You wouldnīt have your telly now If it wasnīt for the union

Would really appreciate any input on these and perhaps someone might even know who wrote them. I suspect Ewan McColl could have been involved in at leat one song.



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