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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:27 pm 
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This is probably an older post but anybody with any songs about mining post them....i got "the current" by the blue man group ft. Gavin rossdale. dosnt really say its about mining but just listen to the lyrics and the only thing you can picture is coal mining...anybody?

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There has been a song on my mind for the last 20 years that is about the goldrush. Sends shivers up my spine everytime I hear that tune.
Marshall Tucker Band, Fire on the Mountainhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AChK4jBkxs0

Of course you can always watch this one on the 16-to-One mine in California if you prefer. Take the tour, I did.
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Sorry guys that link I posted didn't work.....trying again
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my old band had a song about mining, specifically about the late 1800's early 1900's immigrant anthracite miners and how they got taken advantage of by the big operators so badly. it was was called "agony and anthracite"

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Kathy Matea - Coal; is a great album if you like country and bitty.

Merle Travis wrote "Dark as a Dungeon" in the 50's and it is a country classic that has been done dozens of times. By everyone from Johnny Cash to Gordon Lightfoot. The Lightfoot version is quite different and well done.

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How about Cumberland Blues by the Grateful Dead?

"...A lotta poor man make a five dollar bill, Keep him happy all the time.
Some other fella's makin' nothin' at all And you can hear him cry,
"Can I go, buddy, can I go down Take your shift at the mine?"

Gotta get down to the Cumberland Mine.
Gotta get down to the Cumberland Mine.
That's where I mainly spend my time.
Make good money, five dollars a day. Made anymore, I might move away..."

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Then if we want to talk early 80 rock / new age there was DEVO - "Workin' in a Coal Mine"/

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