"The Bells Of Rhymney" as written by and Idris Davies Pete Seeger....
Oh, what will you give me?
Say the sad bells of Rhymney
Is there hope for the future?
Say the brown bells of Merther
Who made the mine open?
Say the black bells of Rhonda
And who killed the miner?
Say the grim bells of Lina

Who aband' us in court?
Say the bells of Newport
All will be well if-if-if-if-if,
Say the green bells of Cardiff
Why so worried, sister why?
Say the silver bells of Whye
And what will you give me?
Say the sad bells of Rhymney

Oh, what will you give me?
Say the sad bells of Rymney
Is there hope for the future?
Say the brown bells of Merther
Who made the mine open?
Say the black bells of Rhonda
And who killed the miner?
Say the grim bells of Lina


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"The Bells of Rhymney" as written by Pete Seeger Idris Davies

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    Song MeaningChurch Bells.
    Sumflowon December 08, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song bemoans the mining industry in England. Coal mining, to be specific. Working conditions in 19th century England were terrible, and many towns had to survive on output from their local mines. Owners took advantage of the workers, and there were mining accidents where loss of life occurred.
    gilbert2on February 02, 2014   Link

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