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The Bee Gees: New York Mining Disaster 1941 Meaning


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New York Mining Disaster 1941 Lyrics

In the event of something happening to me,
there is something i would like you all to see.
It's just a photograph of someone that I knew.

Have you seen my wife Mister Jones?
Do you know what it's like on the outside?
Don't go talking too...

  1. astorian
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    Apr 3rd 2012 report

    This song is exactly what the title would lead you to believe: an account of a group of terrified men who have been trapped deep under ground during a mining accident, and are trying to keep their spirits up while they wait for a rescue party that may or may not ever find them.

    One of the miners digs out a photograph of his wife and shows it to a fellow miner named Jones, then asks if Jones can tell if anyone outside the mine is still trying to dig them out.

    They warn each other not to make too much noise or make any sudden movements, as that may cause the mine to collapse further and kill them.

    They think hey hear some noises up above... but they aren't even sure if rescuers are still trying to find them, or if the rescuers have given up.

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