"New York Mining Disaster 1941" as written by and Barry Alan/gibb Gibb....
In the event of something happening to me,
There is something I would like you all to see.
It's just a photograph of someone that I knew.

Have you seen my wife, Mr. Jones?
Do you know what it's like on the outside?
Don't go talking too loud, you'll cause a landslide, Mr. Jones.

I keep straining my ears to hear a sound.
Maybe someone is digging underground,
Or have they given up and all gone home to bed,
Thinking those who once existed must be dead.

Have you seen my wife, Mr. Jones?
Do you know what it's like on the outside?
Don't go talking too loud, you'll cause a landslide, Mr. Jones.

In the event of something happening to me,
There is something I would like you all to see.
It's just a photograph of someone that I knew.

Have you seen my wife, Mr. Jones?
Do you know what it's like on the outside?
Don't go talking too loud, you'll cause a landslide, Mr. Jones.


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"New York Mining Disaster 1941" as written by Robin Hugh Gibb Barry Gibb

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    General CommentYea cracking song. Pretty straight forward, about a guy trapped in a mine wondering about his wife.
    Just got Bee Gees 1st. cracking album.
    Pauperon May 10, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThe real inspiration behind this song is the Aberfan mining disaster in Wales, which killed over 200 children. This was confirmed by Barry Gibb in 'Tales From The Brothers Gibb'. No idea as to why they changed it to New York.
    songmeaningsfanon April 10, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. It's so sad. I think it's about a guy who lost his wife in a mine, if that's a literal meaning enough. I love it when Robin (I think) sings "It's just a photograph of someone that I knew."
    webmasterdeeon October 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentUm, the guy is in the mine, not his wife.
    AntBMSUon February 23, 2007   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionTitle is spelt wrong New York Mining Disaster 1941
    Pauperon May 10, 2011   Link

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