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The Hurricane Creek Mine Disaster

The Hurricane Creek Mine Disaster



style or instrument: Mountain Dulcimer


musician/member name: Kevin Burns


streams: 66



Description:

An original song by me about the explosion at the Hurricane Creek Mine.
Kevin Burns
04/07/23 10:34:37AM @kevin-burns:

[quote="Kevin Burns"]

[quote="Richard Streib"]

That is so beautiful Kevin. Do you have tab you would share?

Sorry, I do not have nor know how to make tablature. Maybe I can get around to making a video of how to play it. I have done that with some of my other songs which have been requested. But basically, it's in the key of A minor.

By the way, the tune is played on a fully chromatic mountain Dulcimer.


Kevin Burns
04/06/23 04:36:56PM @kevin-burns:

[quote="Richard Streib"]

That is so beautiful Kevin. Do you have tab you would share?

Sorry, I do not have nor know how to make tablature. Maybe I can get around to making a video of how to play it. I have done that with some of my other songs which have been requested. But basically, it's in the key of A minor.


Richard Streib
04/06/23 03:35:12PM @richard-streib:

That is so beautiful Kevin. Do you have tab you would share?


Robin Thompson
04/06/23 03:28:18PM @robin-thompson:

Good tune with powerful lyrics, Kevin.  (I live in old coal country here in Ohio where many perished from mining disasters.)


Kevin Burns
04/03/23 03:25:49PM @kevin-burns:

Here's the lyrics to the song:

The Hurricane Creek Mine Disaster

Intro:

We’ll never forget

Verse 1:

Oh, just outside the town of Hyden flows the Hurricane Creek.

And underneath those scenic mountains the coal seams runs so deep.

In nineteen seventy existed there a very productive coal mine.

Whose memory causes such despair will never be forgotten for all time.

Bridge 1:

Will never be forgotten for all time.

Chorus:

Sparking hazards, too much dust, the banned use of primer cord.

Much was said in disgust but their pleas were all but ignored.

All the news of what went wrong lit up the telephone lines.

What was feared for so long: was an explosion at the mine.

Verse 2:

On the thirtieth day of December with the Winter air so cold.

A terrible tragedy there occurred as forty men mined for black gold.

As it was by a long tradition before they began their workday,

together in brotherly devotion all would be safe they prayed.

Bridge 2:

All would be safe they prayed.

Chorus:

Sparking hazards and too much dust, the banned use of primer cord.

Much was said in disgust but their pleas were all but ignored.

All the news of what went wrong lit up the telephone lines.

What was feared for so long: was an explosion at the mine.

Verse 3:

Twelve twenty was the time when there was a terrible roar,

which took the life of thirty eight men as through the tunnels it tore.

Fellow miners crawled on hands and knees and descended into the dark,

to rescue dear friends in need but it was hopeless from the start.

Bridge 3:

It was hopeless from the start.

Chorus:

Sparking hazards and too much dust, the banned use of primer cord.

Much was said in disgust but their pleas were all but ignored.

All the news of what went wrong lit up the telephone lines.

What was feared for so long: was an explosion at the mine.

Outro:

No doubt we’ll always remember it’s in Heaven where they reside.

On that awful day of December, God called thirty eight brave souls to his side.


DavisJames
04/03/23 11:39:35AM @davisjames:

Love this.Glad you spun it out.