Gold Dust Fire, The

DESCRIPTION: "Ain't that a pity, oh Lord (x3), Ain't that a pity 'bout the Gold Dust men. Some got scalded, some got drowned, Some got burnt up in the Gold Dust fire"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1944 (Wheeler)
KEYWORDS: river ship disaster fire
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
Aug 7, 1882 - Explosion of the packet Gold Dust, killing 17 and wounding 47
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
MWheeler, p. 41-43, "The Gold Dust Fire" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #10011
File: MWhee041

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