“The Best Little Doorboy”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1954 (MacColl-Shuttle)
Keywords: mining moniker
Found in: Britain

Description

"The workmen in the Rhondda are wonderful boys, They go to their work without any noise." The singer mentions the people found in the mines: Daniel the sawyer, "always so cross," "Old William, the Lampman," girls with holes in their stockings, etc.

References

  1. MacColl-Shuttle, p. 25, "The Best Little Doorboy" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, MacCS025