"Timothy" as written by and Rupert Holmes....
Trapped in a mine that 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
Were Joe and me

Timothy, Timothy, where on earth did you go?
Timothy, Timothy, God why don't I know?

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 have a swig
And then there's some for you."

Timothy, Timothy, Joe was looking at you
Timothy, Timothy, God what did we do?

I must have blacked out just around 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 finding Timothy
Timothy


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    General CommentYes, the two men ate Timothy.
    sharphujoon August 22, 2015   Link
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    MemoryI remember when this song came out and it was a bit controversial at the time. The song leads the listener to assume Timothy was a third miner, but as I recall, Timothy was a miner's mule and not a third miner. Of course, that could be a forty-plus year-old rumor, but that's how I remember it.
    thethreedguyon October 21, 2016   Link

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