When You and I Were Young, Maggie (MIning Parody)
DESCRIPTION: "I wandered today up The Hill, Maggie, I applied for a rustling card... But the job it was too damned hard." The singer works in a mine full of gas; he is hit by rock, his hair is turning green; he suspects "you'll soon want your maiden name back."
EARLIEST DATE: 1950 (Western Folklore 9)
KEYWORDS: mining hardtimes marriage derivative
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Cohen-AFS2, p. 564, "When You and I Were Young, Maggie (Parody)" (1 text)
cf. "When You And I Were Young, Maggie"
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