Mudcat Café message #3794724 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #66658   Message #3794724
Posted By: GUEST,Dick Greenwood (born 1947,Morley Hall)
10-Jun-16 - 10:37 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Morley Main (Keith Marsden)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Morley Main (Keith Marsden)
Finaly, after a little research three more possible verses selfpenned (May 2016)from a New Bank Street kid!!!!
I curse to hell that bleak October day in 1872
and mourn the time I think about them still,
of 13 grieving widows and their 50 hapless kids
god bless the 34 that pit did kill,
oft time I think I see him coming up the old Plate Road
and striding out along by Daisy Hill.

Still I'm busy drying clothes on that same old washing line
another monday it comes round again,
but there's never any visitors to give me more bad news
of gas explosions down by Morley Main,
I rue the day and curse the scraiting tips near Albert Road
only the kids and mine left to hang as it begins to rain.

Nine brave teens were killed ,eleven strong pit ponies
a tragic loss of life you must agree.
rockfalls in the shafts hindered the evacuation
though 30 injured miners were set free,
Now all that's left with us,a last commemoration
their names etched on a Town Hall tapestry