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Post  Guest on Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:00 am

Hi Guys

A little interest of mine is the songs of the old goldfield diggers,
here is a classic old tunes lyrics.
Fell free to ad some.

The Gold Miner

The miner he goes and changes his clothes
And then makes his way to the shaft
For each man well knows he's going below
To put in his eight hours of graft

Chorus
With his calico cap and his old flannel shirt
His pants with the strap round the knee
His boots watertight and his candle alight
His crib and his billy of tea

The platman to the driver will knock four and one
The ropes to the windlass will strain
As one shift comes up, another goes down
And working commences again

He works hard for his pay at six bob a day
He toils for his missus and kids
He gets what's left over and thinks he's in clover
To cut off his 'baccy in quids

And thus he goes on, week in and week out
To toil for his life's daily bread
He's off to the mine, hail, rain or shine
That his dear ones at home may be fed

Digging holes in the ground where there's gold to be found
And most times where gold it is not
A man's like a rabbit with this digging habit
And like one, he ought to be shot

Pete in WA Cool

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Post  Guest on Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:03 pm

Check this song out it’s a bit unusual but good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEi-87cqbe0

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Post  bessina on Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:30 pm

Hi there James, yes nice song, good one for in the car on those long trips to and from the goldfields, bit hard to understand the words though, cheers Lucy Cool

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Post  Guest on Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:33 pm

Grin yes it was a strange one, but I did enjoy this one. Cheers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYdBpFJNBdo

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Post  Guest on Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:55 pm

Ahh yes James......... Nothing quite like an open air Bushwackers concert to stir the Aussie patriotism.


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Post  Guest on Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:30 am

Goldsubaru

Been wanting to see the bushwackers live for years now but never seem to
be in the same area they do shows,amazing music and they are keeping the
true pioneering aussie spirit alive and well.

Pete in WA Cool

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Post  Guest on Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:04 pm

Pete,

I agree the Bushwackers & Redgum have some amazing aussie music. If you like Banjo Paterson bush ballads you will enjoy this song The Bush Christening by Wallis and Matilda’s. Then of course who can forget Joe The Crow by Gordon Parsons.

Bush Christening
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-CoD452CFs

Joe The Crow
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhLlNgIGsrg

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