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Song Parodies -> "Redruth Long Gone"

Original Song Title:

"Redemption Song"

Original Performer:

Bob Marley

Parody Song Title:

"Redruth Long Gone"

Parody Written by:

LucidLupin LeeBee

The Lyrics

Re Tin Mining: 1700BC-1400BC - Earliest Cornish tin mines. 1801 - there were 75 working mines in Cornwall.1866 - there were 346 mines in Cornwall.1919 - Levant Mine Disaster.1985 - Tin prices plummet on the Tin Exchange.1986 - Closure of Geevor Mine in Cornwall.1998 - South Crofty is the last Cornish tin mine to close. Also in early 1790s first gas lighting ever by W Murdoch in Redruth. In 1801 Richard Trevithick (arguably!) invented first steam 'road locomotive'. I briefly detail some of this just to illustrate that Redruth used to be the thriving industrial capital of Cornwall UK and the decline of the associated industries is why the place is as it is today....... not very jolly I know....
Turned pirates, yes, they sob "Aye!"
Some took off on many ships
Finished as they looked out
At the top of tin-less pits
Their hands no longer were strong
and no employment that was likely
They left for another nation
Trying and to see
They can't help but sing
Songs of gloomy doom
Cos all they knew was
Redruth Long Gone
Redruth Long Gone

Anticipation after cruel misery
Left on the shelf, life was unkind
Had no work like there used to be
Cos none of them could work down the mine
Men in suits they came to profit
Pushed them aside and cooked
That's not even the half of it
As they fiddle all the books

And so you hear them sing
Songs of gloomy doom
Cos all they knew was
Redruth Long Gone
Redruth Long Gone

Anticipation after cruel misery
Left on the shelf, life was unkind
Had no work like there used to be
Cos none of them could work down the mine
Men in suits they came to profit
Pushed them aside and cooked
That's not even the half of it
As they fiddle of all the books

And so you hear them sing
Songs of gloomy doom
Cos all they knew was
Redruth Long Gone
All they ever had
Redruth Long Gone
These songs of gloomy doom
Songs of gloom 'n' doom
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