The Pegasus Awards

The Wreck of the Crash of the Easthill Mining Disaster

Brooke Lunderville

Pegasus Award

Award Year Category
2009 Best Filk Song

Pegasus Nominations

Year Category
Sample
2008 Best Tragedy Song
 

The Wreck of the Crash of the Easthill Mining Disaster

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Let me tell you the story, as sad as it's true
Of the 17 men of the Easthill Mine crew

They were digging for copper for telephone wires
When the pitshaft was blocked by a terrible fire
Escape was cut off by the flames and the ash
Yet they might have been rescued but for that ship crash

Let me tell you the story, as sad as it's true
Of the 48 sailors and the 17 men of the Easthill Mine crew

The S.S. Kentucky was badly off course
To've arrived in the tailing pond instead of the port
She ran aground in the smoke at the top of the mine
Which also obscured the rail passenger line

Let me tell you the story, as sad as it's true
Of the 94 train passengers, 48 sailors and the 17 men of the Easthill Mine crew

Though your train's engineer may be valiant and skilled
If your train hits a steamship, you're bound to be killed
Yet this terrible wreck would have caused much less fuss
If the train had avoided that yellow school bus

Let me tell you the story, as sad as it's true
Of Miss Mullen's first grade class, the 94 train passengers, 48 sailors and
the 17 men of the Easthill Mine crew

Those poor tots and their teacher were on a school visit
To the Easthill Mine's Safety Museum exhibit
Their passing was tragic but mercifully fast -
They probably ne'er saw the puppies caught in the blast

Let me tell you the story, as sad as it's true
Of the 8 orphan puppies, Miss Mullen's first grade class, the
94 train passengers, 48 sailors and the 17 men of the Easthill Mine crew

The dogs had been rescued that day from the pound
And those brave orphan pups to a new life were bound
To a school to be trained as guide dogs for the blind
But their truck's awful luck took them past Easthill Mine

And they avoided the mineshaft
And the ship and the train wrecks
And they swerved around the burning school bus
When suddenly a jet containing 50 tiny babies and the
only sample of the cure for cancer crashed in to them in a fiery explosion whose unlikely seismic repercussions triggered a
volcanic eruption!
Ohhhhh!

And that was the story, as sad as it's true
Of the lava-covered major urban centres of the eastern seaboard, the 50 tiny babies, the lost cure for cancer, the 8 orphan puppies, Miss Mullen's first grade class, the 94 train passengers, 48 sailors and
the 17 men of the Easthill Mine crew

 

 
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