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GUEST,Mary Humphreys Mining songs (UK) (51* d) RE: Mining songs (UK) 21 Jul 03

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Gareth - the people of the neighbourhood don't use the dirgy tune for Gresford Disaster. They use a tune similar to Botany Bay too. It was Ewan MacColl, in his Shuttle and Cage ( and possibly AL Lloyd in his Come all ye Bold Miners) who published the minor mode tune, reporting that they got it from a miner in Sheffield. I prefer to sing the song as the locals do - being one myself , even though I've moved away now.

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