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THE HARD-WORKING MINER
James Howard, blind fiddler of Harlan, Kentucky, sang this doleful ditty most dolefully through the nose.
The hard-working miner, his dangers are great, So many while mining have met their sad fate, While doing their duty as all miners do, Shut out from the daylight and darling ones too.
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