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bill\sables Lyr Req: The Burns Pit Disaster 1909 (Bill Sables) (6) RE: Lyr Req: The Burns Pit Disaster-Bill Sable... 26 Mar 11


Hi Scarpi, I'll have to look up the lyrics and send them to you. The song was about the Burns Pit Disaster in Stanley Co. Durham on 15th February 1905. An explosion occured and killed 168 mnen and boys. My father heard the explosion from about three miles away and ran to the pit head which was crowded with wives and children of the miners. Twenty six miners were found still alive. I wrote the song way back in the 60s for a documentary film about the disaster and recorded it on an LP (Bill Sables WRS027) in about 1968.
Cheers Bill


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