Mudcat Café message #4015946 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165454   Message #4015946
Posted By: Jim Carroll
29-Oct-19 - 04:09 AM
Thread Name: BS: First Joke Thread for 2019
Subject: RE: BS: First Joke Thread for 2019
One recorded by MacColl, Seeger and Parker from miners when they were making The Big Hewer - (most of the stories were about dying or being injures in the Pit)

A mainer who had become hunchbacked from working i n cramped spaces for many years was killed in a pitfall
All his mates went to his wake to pay tribute - he was laid out in his bed and, to give him dignity, he was held down with a strap so he lay straight
His mates stood around his corpse drinking and telling stories about what a fine worker and a great marra he was
As the room warmed up the body contracted, the straps broke and he sat up bolt uptight in the bed -
Everybody scrambled to get out of the room - his best mate who was last in the rush to get out of the door, caught his jacket pocket on the doorknob
He screamed out,"Let go of me, you humpy-backed bastard".
Jim Carroll