Folk Song

X:1 T:Down In The Mine C:Merle Travis K:C W: W:1 Come and listen you fellows so brave and so fine W:And seek not your fortune way down in the mines W:It will form as a habit and seep in your soul W:'Til the blood in your veins runs as black as the coal W:. W: W:(chorus) It's dark as a dungeon and damp as the dew W:The danger is double and the pleasures are few W:Where the rain never falls and the sun never shines W:It's dark as a dungeon way down in the mine W: W:2 There's many a man that I've known in my day W:Who lived just to labour his whole life away W:Like a fiend with his dope and a drunkard his wine W:A man will have lust for the lure of the mine W: W:3 I hope when I'm gone and the ages shall roll W:My body will blacken and turn into coal W:Then I'll look out the door of my heavenly home W:And I'll pity the miners a-diggin' my bones % % % % % %]