Mudcat Café message #2094702 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #101128   Message #2094702
Posted By: synbyn
05-Jul-07 - 10:52 AM
Thread Name: Origin: Coal Not Dole (Kay Sutcliffe)
Subject: RE: info/ADD: who wrote Coal Not Dole?
Just by way of thanks- I've written one song now which takes the story of a mining family from the General Strike to the aftermath of the Kent pit closures- a bit ambitious for 7 verses! I'm still sandpapering it, but have sung it out at the Beacon club. The tune is done, but I'm finalising two lines which I think could send the song in one direction or the other, and I'm still working on the outcome- is it to be seen as a good thing that children don't follow their fathers down the mine? All of those I've spoken to have suggested that the main aim of miners was to ensure their children didn't have to work in such dangerous conditions. So thanks again.