Peabody Coal Blues - original by me

Played on home made cigar box mandolin.

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Comment by Richard Sundberg on Friday

A great revisit Uncle to one of your finest originals. I was going to ask about Peabody, but your comments explained the song very well. What about white cars?

Comment by Uncle John on Friday

Thanks, Ray!

Comment by Southern Ray on Friday

 I like this revisit to this song on that magnificent mandolin, Unc. Bravo!

Comment by Uncle John on April 8, 2021 at 8:26pm

Thanks, Andries.  Yup. Mando power is least polluting.

Comment by A.D.EKER on April 8, 2021 at 4:10pm

Nice one John , that peabody used one of the largest topland coal escavators ever bild , no wonder that he was not so liked , that monster eat thousand of cubic meters a minit in one hauwl , and just like kale say'd  it hauwled Paradice  away ! all those natural veuls ,coal ,earthgas, turf, oil , all are great poluters in the end waterpower ,wind, and Solar  will have the future , and there will be new discoveries as well , i seen this kid, that developt some sort of human dynamo! chemical  and human heat  seems to do the trick ! But mando Power is it for you ! Greeeettsszz A.D. 

Comment by Uncle John on April 8, 2021 at 10:15am

Thanks, Kale, Tee and Jim.  It's one of my fave self written songs.  Mr. Peabody was real, but not in my area.  Iowa had quite a few coal mines into the 1930s and 3 of them within five miles of where I live.  One was mined by black miners.  I believe the Iowa coal was a lower grade and dirtier and less efficient to burn.  I have heard that back in the coal days there were not many houses painted white due to the dirty burning coal.

During the depression, if a train with coal cars stopped, boys might climb up and throw off some coal to take home.  

Comment by the mothball union on April 8, 2021 at 12:42am

This is great songwriting. One of your best imo. And stripped down for cbg it's a cbg blues diamond.

Comment by t-belly johnson on April 7, 2021 at 10:01pm

Nice job John. Not a tune I`ve heard before but I like it!

Comment by Poorness Studios on April 7, 2021 at 9:43pm

Great tune and performance John. Mr Peabody's coal train hauled paradise away, so I can see why you wouldn't want to work for that guy.

Comment by Uncle John on April 7, 2021 at 9:08pm

Thanks, Alan.  Yes, I did do this song before on a cbg,   I really like this mandolin and plan to 'revisit' songs I previously did on guitar.  Starting with some home made songs.  

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