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Thread #101128   Message #2095422
Posted By: synbyn
06-Jul-07 - 04:51 AM
Thread Name: Origin: Coal Not Dole (Kay Sutcliffe)
Subject: RE: info/ADD: who wrote Coal Not Dole?
Stepping into a ---field here- but I'm basing the song on what I have actually been told by those I've spoken to, bearing in mind that they are relatives of those who were there, and the oral history, tryingto get their words into a song. Long time ago wrote a song about mercenaries in Angola based on info which proved to be utterly false ( wrote a song about writing that song too...) which cured this writer of basing songs on newspaper/TV. Where the truth rests depends on the point of view- and these are real people we're talking about, not pawns.