The Comrie pug

Story Behind The Song

My father was a Scottish coal miner. a heart of gold and hands like shovels, but with a character gentle as a fledgling sparrow. He is, and will always be, my model of "how a real man should be". He occasionally journeyed home from the mine to our miner's cottage in Dunfermline on a small coal train, known as The Pug. That wee steam engine could pull many tons of coal very slowly, or nip along briskly when unloaded. I wrote this tune while visualizing one of its light days, bouncing along the track, like the little engine that could, and him coming home from a dark, cold and hard shift underground, carrying a smile to light my world. I dearly miss him, who he was, and what he stood for. We all need folk like him as examples to live like, and lighter days to live them in.

Song Description

A cheerful little guitar piece

Song Length 2:55 Genre Folk - Traditional, World - Celtic
Mood Cheerful, In High Spirits Subject Happiness, Machines
Similar Artists John Doyle, Tony MvManus Era 2000 and later
Lyrics Duncan McLauchlan Music Duncan McLauchlan
Producer Duncan McLauchlan Publisher Duncan McLauchlan
Performance Duncan McLauchlan
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