Tank's Poetry
united states mine rescue association
Mine Disasters in the United States

Mining Music

By Rupert Holmes (The Buoys)

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Verse 1:
Trapped in a mine what had caved in
And everyone knows the only ones left
Were Joe and me and Tim
When they broke through to pull us free
The only ones left to tell the tale
Was Joe and me
Chorus 1:
Timothy, Timothy, where on earth did you go?
Timothy, Timothy, God why don't I know?
Verse 2:
Hungry as hell no food to eat
And Joe said that he would sell his soul
For just a piece of meat
Water enough to drink for two
And Joe said to me, "I'll take a swig
And then there's some for you."
Chorus 2:
Timothy, Timothy, Joe was looking at you
Timothy, Timothy, God what did we do?
Verse 3:
I must have blacked out just 'round then
'Cause the very next thing that I could see
Was the light of the day again
My stomach was full as it could be
And nobody ever got around
To findin' Timothy
[repeat chorus 1]
Timothy... [repeat to fade]

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