“Down, Down, Down”

Author: William Keating?
Earliest date: 1947
Keywords: mining work hardtimes
Found in: US(MA)

Description

The singer describes the conditions at the Oak Hill mine "that goes down, down, down." He was warned against the mine, but took a job anyway; now he complains of the wet, and the work, and the poor pay

References

  1. Lomax-FSUSA 56, "Down, Down, Down" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Botkin-AmFolklr, pp. 867-873, "Down, Down, Down" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. DT, DOWNDOWN*
  4. Roud #4758
  5. BI, LxU056