Blackleg Miners, The

DESCRIPTION: "It's in the even' after dark, When the black-leg miner creeps to work." "They take their picks and down they go To hew the coal that lies below." The singer warns against mining. Women avoid miners. Hearers are urged to join the union
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1949 (collected by A. L. Lloyd, according to Raven)
KEYWORDS: mining labor-movement hardtimes
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
DT, BLAKLEG*
ADDITIONAL: Norman Buchan, "Folk and Protest," in Edward J. Cowan, editor, _The People's Past: Scottish Folk, Scottish History_ 1980 (I use the 1993 Polygon paperback edition), pp. 166-167, "(The Dirty Black Miners" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Jon Raven, _VIctoria's Inferno: Songs of the Old Mills, Mines, Manufacturies, Canals, and Railways_, Roadside Press, 1978, pp. 78-79, "The Black Leg Miner" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #3193
File: CBThBlMi

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