Ore Knob

DESCRIPTION: "Come, blooming youth in the midst of day And see how soon some pass away." Just before their shift ended, two miners, Sherley and Smith, die in a rockfall. The singer quotes the New Testament and says that it is all God's plan
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1936 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: mining disaster religious
REFERENCES (2 citations):
BrownII 211, "The Ore Knob" (1 text)
BrownSchinhanIV 211, "The Ore Knob" (1 excerpt, 1 tune)

Roud #6556
NOTES [36 words]: The editors of the Brown collection are unable to link this to any actual event, though it appears to be based on reality. The song probably would have been more successful if it weren't so sickeningly blatant. - RBW
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File: BrII211

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