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Thank you to Lee Anne Watt for bringing this song to my attention!
A note indicates that this is from John O’Donnell’s collection. The book also says that the well-known British Child ballad, “Lord Randall,” was the inspiration for this song.
We actually don’t know much about this song. There is a thread on the mudcat cafe about our disaster song project and someone named “Marion” listed a number of disaster songs, including…
On Saturday, February 24, 1979, at approximately 4:10 AM, an explosion occurred in the No. 26 Colliery in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. The mine was owned by the Cape Breton…