Old Miner's Refrain, The

DESCRIPTION: "I'm getting old and feeble and I cannot work no more, I've laid my rusty mining tools away, For forty years and over I have toiled about the mines." He recalls buying a lamp at age 11, became a driver, a miner -- but now he must go to the almshouse
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1946 (Korson-PennLegends)
KEYWORDS: mining work hardtimes age
FOUND IN: US(MA)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Korson-PennLegends, pp. 377-379, "The Old Miner's Refrain" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #7719
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Little Red Caboose Behind the Train (III)" (lyrics, theme)
File: KPL377

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