“The Coalmine”

Author: Tom Molloy (source: McBride)
Earliest date: 1988 (McBride)
Keywords: mining humorous moniker
Found in: Ireland

Description

Some men go a Mallore hill to find coal. "In a month's time we'll all be millionaires." They spend a hot day digging but the only thing black they find is a dead crow. They test burn some lumps but it's not coal. "Let the coal and the mine go to hell"

References

  1. McBride 17, "The Coalmine" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, McB1017