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richd Mining songs (UK) (51* d) RE: Mining songs (UK) 29 Jul 03


I recorded 'Burn Burn' for a film about/with Cynon Valley Miner's Wives Support Group on the way back from the Barnsley Womens Rally in 1984. The original tapes are somewhere(!?). I can probably get hold of them. Some of the words are as I remember:

What shall we do with Ian Macgregor
What shall we do with Ian Macgregor
What shall we do with Ian Macregor
Early in the morning
Drop down the shaft and break his legs
Drop him down the shaft and break his legs
Drop him down the shaft and break his legs early in the morning


What shall we do with Margaret Thatcher (X3)
BURN BURN BURN the Bastard (x3)

There was more but it's a while since I was forced to listen to it. But it was very uplifting on a cold morning I can tell you.

The LPs from the North East Area that you mention aren't the one from Durham that I'm thinking of. Well, at least I don't think so. I only ever had a cassette of this (long lent out I'm afraid) but my mother has the LP so I will ring her and get the details.

The Siwsan George track was used as the end credit music for the film 'Mam'.

Also, there was a recording made by the South Wales Striking Miners' Choir with the avant garde rock band Test Department, who banged large metal tanks with hammers(eh!). Wild days.


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