Stompin tom connors the birth of the new dragon line

$650.00

Connors, 'Stompin' Tom - Luke's Guitar b/w The Birth of the New Dragon Mine

Format: 45
Label: CKGB QC 122
Year: 1965
Origin: Saint John, New Brunswick - Skinner's Pond, Prince Edward Island
Genre: folk, country, Canadiana
Keyword:  mining, Timmins, gold mining
Value of Original Title: $650.00
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Release Type: Singles
Websites:  No
Playlist: Rarest Canadian Music, Canadiana, 1960's, New Brunswick, Canadian Folk, Canadian Music Legends, Canadian Country & Western

Tracks

Side 1

Track Name
Luke's Guitar

Side 2

Track Name
The Birth of the New Dragon Mine

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Tom Connors - Luke's Guitar b/w The Birth of the New Dragon Mine

Stompin tom connors the birth of the new dragon line

Luke's Guitar b/w The Birth of the New Dragon Mine

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Here is Stompin' Tom Connors second 45, released in 1965 on the CKGB label, and recorded when Tom was 29 years old. "The Birth of the New Dragon Mine" was the Kidd Creek Mine - a new find that lead to a boom in '65 when Tom was in town. They actually called it the New Dragon Mine at first, but then Texas Gulf Sulpher Co. (who owned it) renamed it the Kidd Creek Mine, so Tom stopped singing it. He finally re-recorded it in 2008 on his album 'the ballad of Stompin' Tom' but re titled it The Birth of the Texas Gulph Mine.
-Steve Fruitman
CIUT-FM Toronto

Here's the dang lyrics to Luke's Guitar:

Twang Twang adiddle dang adiddle danga twanga twanga twang twanga diddle dang
Another dang twang another dang twang another dang twang

I've been married now for a year or more and me old guitar hangs by the door
That woman of mine says hock that Luke cause your mamma dear needs a brand new suit
Now I hocked my watch and I sold my dog and I pawned the gasoline stove
I hocked my ring and everything just to keep that woman in clothes
I even pawned a cat and I hocked my boots and I sold the family car
But that woman of mine will be a hundred and nine before I hock my old guitar

Twang Twang adiddle dang a diddle danga twanga twanga twang twanga diddle dang
Another dang twang another dang twang another dang twang

She went out one day last week I guess and she won't come back until I say yes
In answer to her hock that Luke My old guitar for a swimmin' suit
That'll be the day when I pawn my heart like I pawned the gasoline stove
I hocked my ring and everything just to keep that woman in clothes
I even pawned a cat and I hocked my boots and I sold the family car
But that woman of mine will be old and blind before I hock my old guitar

Twang Twang adiddle dang adiddle danga twanga twanga twang twanga diddle dang
Another dang twang another dang twang another dang twang

If she don't come back I won't be sore cause I don't give a hoot about her no more
A man gets tired of hock that Luke
That woman of mine's too bad to shoot

Oh I hocked my watch and I sold my dog and I pawned the gasoline stove
I hocked my ring and everything just to keep that woman in clothes
I even pawned a cat and I hocked my boots and I sold the family car
But that woman of mine'll be in a box of pine before I hock my old guitar
Twang twanga diddle danga twanga twang twanga diddle dang
Another dang twang and another dang twang another dang twang.....

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