George Formby Song-book: Down The Old Coal Hole-1940
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Down The Old Coal Hole-1940
  Regal Zonophone MR3325 Gifford/Cliffe/Formby

Georgie was a miner and one day it came to pass
He met Nellie Murgatroyd a gradely sort of lass
He did some extra night work just to earn a bit of brass
He went working down the old coal hole

Give me my shovel and my pic Nellie, I'm going down the hole to get the coal,
With my shovel and my pick my lamp and little bit of wick
I'm going down the old coal hole
Down the hole, down the hole, I'm going down the hole to get the coal

With my meat and gravy canned my little bundle in my hand
I'm going down the old coal hole
Sitting on the sofa Georgie said "Ive lost my heart"
I don't know much about love but I'll kiss you for a start"
He mucked about for half an hour then said "I must depart
And go working down the old coal hole"

Little Nellie' s father came and upset all the fun
Little Nellie' s father had a double barrelled gun
Georgie said "excuse me, but it's time for me to run
And go working down the old coal hole"

When he cuddled Nellie he was often black as ink
And when they did her washing at the laundry they would wink
And murmur "by the look of 'em well anyone had think
She'd been working down the old coal hole"

Nellie's mother said "I somehow, rather fancy you.
Fill the loving cup and drink to sparkling eyes of blue"
He said "I'll fill your loving cup and I'll fill your scuttle too
'Cos I'm working down the old coal hole

One day little Nellie she looked worried, it was plain,
She met him at the pit'head with a bundle in the rain,
He just took one look at it, then he staggered back again
And he tumbled down the old coal hole

Give me my shovel and my pic Nellie,
I'm going down the hole to get the coal,
With my shovel and my pick my lamp and little bit of wick
I'm going down the old coal hole
Down the hole for the coal, down the hole, I'm going down the hole to get the coal
With my meat and gravy canned my little bundle in my hand
I'm going down the old coal hole
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