“The Pitman's Happy Times”


"When aw wes yung, maw collier lads, Ne man cud happier be; For wages was like sma' coals then, An' cheps cud raise a spree." The singer recalls all afford in his youth, and notes in sad amazement all the changes since -- e.g. that all children can read


Never thought I'd see a coal miner reminiscing about the good old days.... - RBW


  1. Stokoe/Reay, pp. 167-169, "The Pitman's Happy Times" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #3172
  3. BI, StoR167


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1900 (Stokoe/Reay)
Found in: Britain(England(North))