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Rothes Colliery

from Pendulum by Gillian Frame

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The Rothes Colliery

The carriage hall’s three stories high
Deep down under the ground
Strip lights hanging from a coal black sky
Down the Rothes Colliery

Forbes promised them work for 100 years
Deep down under the ground
They built a town for volunteers
Down the Rothes Colliery

Even the monarch put in a shift
Deep down under the ground
Swapped her dress for a boiler suit
Down the Rothes Colliery

But Mother Nature got in the way
Deep down under the ground
And tried to wash that pit away
Down the Rothes Colliery

Saw it once when I was thirteen
Deep down under the ground
Changing bulbs on the end of a crane
Down the Rothes Colliery

No one there but my dad and me
Deep down under the ground
A the dark old promise of what could have been
Down the Rothes Colliery


from Pendulum, released February 2, 2016
Gillian Frame- Vocals, Fiddle
Mike Vass- Tenor Guitar, Vocals
Anna Massie- Guitar, Vocals
Euan Burton- Bass, Vocals
Phil Hague- Percussion
Adam Holmes- Vocals


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Gillian Frame Glasgow, UK

Gillian is a Scottish fiddle player. She has worked with many acts and was a founding member of Back of the Moon with whom she toured for seven years, seeing them win various accolades including Best Up and Coming Act then Best Folk Band at the Scots Trad Music Awards. She graduated with a BA (Hons) in Scottish Music from the RCS and was the Young Scottish Traditional Musician of the Year in 2001. ... more

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