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  •  I know it as a variant of Red Haired Boy (4+ / 0-)
    The tune is known variously as "The Jolly Beggarman" to Highland bagpipers, and in US old timey music as "The Red Haired Boy."
    I have been paid actual money to convert to actual beer, paid to play it til me arm fell off, great lyrics, never heard this terrific version and new favorite in all my folkin life.

    'Coal Miners Blues' sung by Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard, from WVga.

    and another by Hazel, also I believe she wrote this as well..

    another coal mining tradition, the 'Coal Tattoo'

    RIP Hazel, you were the best.

    These are your/our people Mr Finals, this is where a bunch of 'em ended up.

    This machine kills Fascists.

    by KenBee on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 12:54:45 AM PDT

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