Mudcat Café message #7455 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #2061   Message #7455
Posted By: LaMarca
25-Jun-97 - 02:09 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Joe Peel (June Tabor)
Subject: Joe Peel/June Tabor
As long as I'm trying to decipher June Tabor's recordings, I'll ask if anyone out there has the lyrics and author for "Joe Peel", which she recorded on "A Cut Above" with Martin Simpson. The song is a character sketch, apparantly about a man from a coaltown who almost escaped a miner's life by going out for rugby(?), failed to make the pros and made the best of life as a collier. Some of the lyrics/plot aren't completely clear to this American; between June's accent/voice and the cultural differences I can't completely understand the song, but think it's beautiful anyway.