Miner, The (Butte Miner)
DESCRIPTION: "The miners in the mines of Butter Are in rebellion fairly, The gathering clouds of discontent Are gathering fast and surely." The singer describes a miner's hard life. He declares that "the mighty system trembles. The revolution's coming fast."
EARLIEST DATE: c. 1918, according to Cohen
KEYWORDS: mining labor-movement hardtimes
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Cohen-AFS2, p. 563, "The Miner" (1 text)
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