TUNE Paul Henry Dallaire - Death at the Belmoral mine in Val D'Or P.Q. Canada
8 men were killed when the slime buried them. They lived for two weeks in that hell hole and by the time they found them it was too late.. Imagine the woes of mothers and wives and all their relatiions. The song tells the story,I rest my case.
This song was recorded at the Snocan Recording Studio in Ottawa ON.Canada in the eighties and the flip side of "King Of The Ottawa City Cowboys"
Dave denisson on of the famed Family Brown was the
engineer and played the lead in the song and he got the idea of slidding his pick on the string to gave that weird sounding effect stereo to boot. Dave was paying attention.
On drums another funny story is Sam Henry was there but didn't have his drums with him so he picked up a coule of drum sticks and hit the the tarp on the piano the create a beat sound.
The background singer was no other than Rick Evans a good friend of mine who'd come and watch me play at the Raceway Tavern Saloon.Rick would love to come and sing with me and drink beer ha ha.
Excuse the pun here but this song never saw the light of day. Is it because it was a Canadian thing and people didn't care of what. The people in Val D'or probably don't even know it exists. The Chilean miner cheated the grim reaper but these eight miners died there in the slime.
I'll get their names and put them here as sort of an obituary,
Words & Music
Paul Henry Dallaire
Paul Henry Pub.