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    Heavyweight 180g black vinyl LP in a gatefold sleeve with lyrics and background information on the songs, plus a link to download the full album (including a PDF of the 16-page CD booklet) – plus a heavyweight 100% cotton T-shirt screen-printed with Sarah’s original album cover artwork, available in a choice of black on red or red on black, in sizes ranging from Small to XXL.

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about

The UK’s Mines and Collieries Act of 1842 prohibited children under the age of ten from working underground; around 20 percent of the workforce in Cornish tin and copper mines at that time consisted of children. Even after the Act was issued, boys and girls as young as seven continued to perform above-ground tasks, such as heating tin ore in a furnace or ‘calciner’ to extract arsenic. Children continued to work in mines in Cornwall into the early 20th century. In other parts of the world, they still do.

lyrics

So much has changed in my lifetime
And mostly for the best
Even when the morning news is frightening
It doesn’t set me yearning for the past

There’s a valley near my home
Where children run among the stones
Instead of giving up their lives
For copper and tin

Cot Valley is green today
Where the slag heaps used to smoulder
Now a child is free to wander
And I know things could be better
But we’ve come a long, long way

There was a time when choice was something made for us by others
For some the pick and shovel, some the sword and some the veil
No difficult decisions, no surprises to discover
Just take the road that’s laid for you and hope it treats you well

And for far too many children
That’s still the way it happens
The cards you’re dealt
Are all you have to play

I’m glad I know the valley as it is now
And not the way it was before
I’m glad we don’t send children down the mines now
Or set them burning arsenic from ore

I go there with my daughter 
The world is open to her
She can gaze out at the sea
And watch her dreams roll in

Cot Valley is green today
Where the slag heaps used to smoulder
Now a child is free to wander
Yes I know things could be better
But we’ve come a long, long way
Cot Valley is green today

credits

from If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous, released February 2, 2018
Sarah McQuaid
Sarah – vocals, 1965 Martin D-28 and Andy Manson guitars, high-strung Squier Fender Stratocaster
Michael Chapman – 1961 Gibson ES-175 archtop electric guitar
Roger Luxton – percussion
Samuel Hollis – upright bass
Georgia Ellery – fiddle
Richard Evans – trumpet

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Sarah McQuaid Penzance, UK

Sarah McQuaid is a singer, songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist, based in the UK and touring internationally. See www.sarahmcquaid.com for more info.

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