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GUEST,Len Wallace Lyr Add: Union Man (Len Wallace, Steve Earle) (8) RE: Union lyrics for Earle's 'Galway Girl' 25 Sep 05


Thanks guys for the comments.

Actually, the Steve Earle song itself has a bit of the ol' Woody Guthrie type feel, kind of country ceilidh. And yup, I drew upon the idea of the old song "Which Side Are You On", also ideas of the old English coal miner songs and Kentucky miner songs. And I also continued the Woody Guthrie tradition of stealing other people's tunes and changing the words. Nevertheless, the sentiment still stands today. The difference between this song and other songs I wrote about miners is that, this time, no miners die of cave ins or black lung!

Yours for the One Big Accordion,

Len


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