Sully’s Pail (Dick Giddons Tom Paxton Cover)

I heard this song for the first time a short while ago at Tim McMullen’s youtube page youtube.com and liked it so much that I did my own cover. Hope ya’ll like it! -CGC PS: Just uploaded this and another song youtube.com Lyrics I’ve a thing or two ta tell ya that I think you ought to know, About that rusty bucket Sully carries down below. You’re not the first one stranger, that has laughed at Sully’s Pail; You’re the over one that’s laughing now, the rest has heard this tale. Sure, when we was young and handsome, had some ten years in the game, Old Sull, he had a partner and Jim Rielly was his name. They had knocked about together, Bingham, Butte, and Cor-du-lane; And they brawled in every bar-room from Eligh to Fort McLean. Now me and old Ted Johnson, sure you’ll not remember him, We was working at the Rarris had a stope with Sull and Jim. The four of us together, we was working side-by-side, That’s how I chanced to be there on the night Jim Reilly died. Well, the blastin’ had been easy, it was coming out like sand, And we was muckin’ out the ore, those days we mucked by hand. And we was nearly finished, and I hadn’t heard a sound, But something must have happened, for Jim Reilly yelled “Bad ground!” When we headed for the timb’ring, Sully must’ve took a spill, For when we looked back in there, he was pinned beneath his drill. The ceiling; it was groaning now, all set to drop the lid, And Sully, pinned beneath his drill, was sobbing like a kid. Well, there’s some

If you like this piece you can download Tom Paxton (Bad Old Days) sheet music online in digital format.

246 – Tom Paxton – Ramblin Boy – cover by George P

Song of the Day for Thursday, December 9, 2010. Tom Paxton is a folk singer after my own heart. I love his “short shelf life” songs too.

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