Note: Written by Dick Giddons, this song was recorded and released by Tom Paxton on the album "Ain't That News." It commemorates the death of miner Jim Reilly, killed while rescuing a comrade. A copy of the text is on display in a mining museum in Bisbee, Arizona.
About the session: These informal recordings of Tom Paxton are among the folksinger's first, and were made by Alan Lomax an at unspecified location in New York CIty. Pete Seeger was also on hand, and assisted in the recording.
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