Go Down in the Mine Daddy."
A miner was leaving his home for his work,
When he heard his little child scream;
He went to his bedside, his little white face,
"Oh, Daddy, I've had such a dream;
I dreamt that I saw the pit all afire,
And men struggled hard for their lives;
The scene it then changed, and the top of the mine
Was Surrounded by sweethearts and wives."
down in the mine, Dad,
Dreams very often come true
Daddy, you know it would break my heart
If anything happened to you;
Just go and tell my dream to your mates,
And as true as the stars that shine,
Something is going to happen today,
Dear Daddy, don't go down in the mine"
Whilst waiting his turn with the mates to descend,
He could not banish his fears,
he return'd home again to his wife and his child
And, ere the day ended, the pit was on fire,
When a score of brave men lost their lives;
He thank'd God above for the dream his child had.
This song was dedicated to the 91 miners who lost their lives on May 2,
1972 after a devastating fire ripped through the Sunshine mine near Big