“Six Jolly Miners”


About "six jolly miners." They come from all over Britain, "but all of their delight was to split those rocks in twine." "Sometimes we have good credit, boys, sometimes we've none at all." "We'll call for liquors plenty and drink our healths all round."


  • Louis Rowe, "Six Jolly Miners" (on FSB9)


  1. Kennedy 238, "Six Jolly Miners (1 text with supplements, 1 tune)
  2. Copper-SoBreeze, pp. 286-287, "Six Jolly Miners" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Creighton/Senior, p. 176, "The Jolly Miner " (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. Roud #877
  5. BI, K238


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1938
Found in: Britain(England(North,South)Scotland(Bord)) Canada(Mar) US(MA)