Song of the Tangier Gold Mines

DESCRIPTION: Gold mining begins May 1861 "back of Tangier and Pope's Harbour." Men leave their work, wives, and sweethearts "for the sake of 'Tangier gold"; ladies "go upon the diggings the miners for to see." Wish the miners success and hope they will be generous
AUTHOR: Catherine Hart (1861)
EARLIEST DATE: 1932 (Creighton-NovaScotia)
KEYWORDS: sex gold mining
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
1860 - Opening of the Tangier Gold Mines (Source: Halifax Archives per Creighton-NovaScotia)
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Creighton-NovaScotia 145, "Song of the Tangier Gold Mines" (1 text, 1 tune)
ST CrNS145 (Partial)
Roud #1841
NOTES: Tangier is on the coast of Nova Scotia, about 60 miles east of Halifax. - BS
Creighton notes that the mining in the Tangier area was extensive but not particularly profitable. But the song was written when the boom was just beginning, so hopes were high. - RBW
File: CrNS145

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