Pick and Shovel

DESCRIPTION: "The pick and shovel are all that I know, I'm workin' the day-shift away down below, A mile underground I keep pickin' all day." "From Cornwall we have come to explore." The miners have been working since age six. He is grateful for his wife
AUTHOR: almost certainly Carl Nelson
EARLIEST DATE: 1965 (Peters)
KEYWORDS: mining wife work
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Peters, pp. 78-79, "Pick and Shovel" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #9076
NOTES [40 words]: The inclusion of this song in Peters is rather a curiosity. It is about miners from Upper Michigan, not Wisconsin, and it was found in a musical play, not composed for "folk" use. It does not appear to have found a place in tradition. - RBW
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