Best Little Doorboy, The
DESCRIPTION: "The workmen in the Rhondda are wonderful boys, They go to their work without any noise." The singer mentions the people found in the mines: Daniel the sawyer, "always so cross," "Old William, the Lampman," girls with holes in their stockings, etc.
EARLIEST DATE: 1954 (MacColl-ShuttleAndCage-IndustrialFolkBallads)
KEYWORDS: mining moniker
FOUND IN: Britain
REFERENCES (2 citations):
MacColl-ShuttleAndCage-IndustrialFolkBallads, p. 25, "The Best Little Doorboy" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Jon Raven, _VIctoria's Inferno: Songs of the Old Mills, Mines, Manufacturies, Canals, and Railways_, Roadside Press, 1978, pp. 68-69, "The Best Little Doorboy" (1 text, 1 tune)
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