Pitman's Happy Times, The

DESCRIPTION: "When aw wes yung, maw collier lads, Ne man cud happier be; For wages was like sma' coals then, An' cheps cud raise a spree." The singer recalls all afford in his youth, and notes in sad amazement all the changes since -- e.g. that all children can read
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1900 (Stokoe/Reay)
KEYWORDS: work age children food clothes money mining
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Stokoe/Reay, pp. 167-169, "The Pitman's Happy Times" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #3172
NOTES: Never thought I'd see a coal miner reminiscing about the good old days.... - RBW
File: StoR167

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