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  • Bono: like to...Id like to try a song that I think weve only played once before, so. this is a city that a...a lot of irish people came to this city, right? so this time...this irish...t
  • Irish people came as rock and roll band, okay? so...but this is a folk song. its like...the irish kinda hold america in a very special place because, for over a hundred years or more, irish have come over here to find work and find a future. and they brouught with them songs, old irish folk songs that became old american folk songs. and, I hope maybe wed leave behind some songs one day. this is a song written by peggy seeger. its a song...i wished Id heard this song on the raidio during the miners strike in england a few years ago. this is called springhill mining disaster.
  • In the town of springhill nova scotia
  • Down in the dark of the cumberland mine
  • Theres blood on the coal, and the miners lie
  • In roads that never saw sun or sky
  • Roads--
  • Bono: shut up for a second, will you? stop whistling cause Im not in the beatles, okay? its u2 here.
  • In the town of springhill
  • They dont sleep easy
  • Often the earth will tremble and roll
  • When the earth is restless
  • Miners die
  • Bone and blood is the price of coal
  • Bone and blood is the price of coal
  • Listen to the shouts of the black faced miner
  • Listen to the call of the rescue team
  • We have no water, light or bread
  • So were living on songs and hope instead
  • Living on songs and hope instead
  • In the town of springhill nova scotia
  • Down in the dark of the cumberland mine
  • Theres blood on the coal, and the miners lie
  • In roads that never saw sun or sky
  • Roads that never saw sun nor sky
  • In the town of springhill
  • Dont sleep easy
  • Often the earth will tremble and roll
  • When the earth is restless
  • Miners die
  • Bone and blood is the price of coal
  • Bone and blood is the price of coal
  • Bone and blood is the price of coal
  • Bono: thanks for your patience. thank you.

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