Pay Day at Coal Creek

DESCRIPTION: "Pay day, O pay day, O pay day, Pay day at Coal Creek tomorrow." "Bye bye, good woman, I'm gone." "You gonna miss me when I'm gone" "She's a rider, but she'll leave that rail sometime." "Pay day won't come no more."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1928
KEYWORDS: work mining separation
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Lomax-Singing, pp. 274-275, "Pay Day at Coal Creek" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lomax-FSNA 146, "Pay Day" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber-FSWB, p. 126, "Pay Day At Coal Creek" (1 text)
DT, PAYDAYCC

Roud #6685
RECORDINGS:
Pete Seeger, "Pay Day at Coal Creek" (on SeegerTerry)
Pete Steele, "Last Payday at Coal Creek" (on PSteele01); "Pay Day at Coal Creek" (AFS, 1938; on LC02, KMM)

CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Coal Creek Troubles" (subject)
NOTES: While this has turned into a nonballad, it seems to have started off as an account of a bitter strike. - PJS
(For details, see the notes to "Coal Creek Troubles.") - RBW
Last updated in version 3.2
File: LoF146

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