This might be my fave of my original songs and it IS played on my most fun to play instrument. I have posted this song before on cigar box mandolin and DGBE acoustic. First time posting on my plugged in Iowa LPG with Iowa saxophone. And I live in the heart of Iowa and within a few miles of several now abandoned coal mines.

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Comment by Uncle John on March 21, 2023 at 4:47am

Thanks, Ron.  I stole Peabody from the John Prine song you spoke of.  Sad old stories about the miners.  I think people think of Kentucky, West Virginia and Penn. for the old coal mines, but they were here in Iowa and other mid-western states.  Ours was a dirty burning coal and I think there were not many clean white houses back in those days.

Comment by RON NORTHCUTT on March 21, 2023 at 2:36am
Nice job John, as a Kentuckian I can rete to it. As a kid my dad took my family out to see "the world's largest shovel" of mentioned in the Famous John Prine song, Paradise. In Eastern ky it was just as bad, entire mountain tops lost from "High Wall" mining. I heard some of my ex wife's family who were miners back in the 30's and 40's talk about standing in line at the mines hoping to be picked to work that day for a dollar. They often had to fight their way to the front of the line. I remember one of them saying he had worked many days with a broken nose or an eye swelled shut. Needless to say those old boys were a fealess bunch and the family was protected at any cost.
Comment by Uncle John on March 19, 2023 at 1:38am

Thanks, James.  Still a huge amount of open pit coal coming out of Wyoming..  We are a few blocks from the Union  Pacific man line and see the full coal cars heading east and then coming back empty on the way west.

Comment by James O Lunsford on March 18, 2023 at 5:43am

Sounding good their uncle John fine song no more coal mining except in China 

Comment by Uncle John on March 18, 2023 at 1:39am

Thanks, Andries!

Comment by A.D.EKER on March 18, 2023 at 12:20am

      And Then Came The  Machines ! First Small

      But then Bigger AND BIGGER !

Comment by Uncle John on March 17, 2023 at 1:00am

Thanks, Kale. It has a bass mag pup from Gitty.  I have to be careful with the amp settings on some songs or it can be too gritty.

Comment by Poorness Studios on March 16, 2023 at 3:06pm

Some gritty sounds coming from that LPG. Sounds fantastic. 

Comment by Uncle John on March 16, 2023 at 2:17pm

Thanks, Allan.  It's my most fun player.  

Comment by AGP # on March 16, 2023 at 1:09pm

I remember the former Mr Peabody Vid well 'UJ', nice to see the combination of the "IOWAY" Saxophone and LPG on this one :-)

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