Ore Knob, Lyric Variant 07
 


Citation

“Ore Knob, Lyric Variant 07,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed December 2, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31776.


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Title

Ore Knob, Lyric Variant 07

Description

This item is part of the I. G. Greer Folksong Collection which consists of more than 300 individual song titles and their variants as collected by Isaac Garfield Greer (1881-1967) from informants, primarily in Ashe, Wilkes and Watauga counties. The collection includes manuscripts, typescript transcriptions produced by Dr. Greer’s clerical staff, and handwritten musical notations. Songs range from traditional Child Ballads, traditional English and Scottish ballads as well as their American variants, to 19th century popular music to musical compositions of local origin.

Subject

Folk songs--United States
Miners--Songs and music
Salvation--Christianity--Songs and music
Death--Songs and music
Warnings--Songs and music
Mine accidents--Songs and music

Alternative Title

The Ore Knob Song

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Contributor

Greer, I. G. (Isaac Garfield), 1881-1967

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Text

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Transcription

(1) Come blooming youths in the midst of day
and see how soon some pass away there
were two men worked with us here what
became of them you soon shall hear.

(2) They worked all day till evening tide
before the ground it made aslide and fifty
minutes after five they were healthy me and
yet alive.

(3) Before the whistle blew for six their eyes
were cast their doom was fixed the rocks and
dirt came tumbling down and under them these
men were found.

(4) Poor Sherley had a wife and children
dear poor Smith! had a mother sad news
to hear but we hope he did their hearts
renew and receive them into the heavenly
crew.


(5) for let us take heed what the scripture’s
say that we must watch as well as pray
for in an hour when you think its not
near the summons of death it may appear.

(6)We hope they went for consolation read
and believe gods revelation.

Informant

Ruth Grogan, 1912-

Scholarly Classification

Brown, Native American Ballads - 211

File name

113_OreKnob_Lyric_07

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