Song by Merle Travis

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Dark As A Dungeon


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K:C P:verse (E/2D/2) | C C (C/2D/2) | E G G | A c (c/2d/2) | d2 c | w:Come - all you young - fel-lows so brave and so - fine And e e3/2 d/2 | d G G/2G/2 | A c3/2 c/2 | (A/2G/2 G2 | G2) E/2D/2 w:seek not your for-tunes way - down in the mine ---It will C C (C/2D/2) | E G G | A c (c/2d/2) | d2 c/2c/2 w:form as a - ha-bit and seep in your - soul Till the e e3/2 d/2 | c G G | A c3/2 c/2 | (A/2B/2 B2 | B2) B/2B/2 | w:streams of your blood run as black as the coal --- Where it's P:chorus G d3/2 e/2 | d B G | c c3/2 A/2 | G2 G/2G/2 | w:dark as a dun-geon and damp as the dew, Where the F d3/2 e/2 | d B G/2G/2 | c c A | G2 E/2D/2 | w:dan-gers are ma-ny and the plea-sures are few Where the C2 C/2D/2 | E2 G/2G/2 | A C C/2D/2 | (d3 | d2) c/2c/2 | w:rain ne-ver falls and the sun ne-ver - shines - It's as e e3/2 d/2 | c G G | A c3/2 c/2 | (A/2G/2 G2 | G2) || w:dark as a dun-geon way down in the mine -- W:1 W:Come all you young fellows so brave and so fine, W:And seek not your fortunes way down in the mines. W:It'll form as a habit and seep in your soul W:Till the streams of your blood runs as black as the coal. W: W:ch W:Well it's dark as a dungeon and damp as the dew. W:The dangers are many and the pleasures are few. W:Where the rain never falls and the sun never shines, W:It's as dark as a dungeon way down in the mine. W: W:2 W:There's many a body has known a bad way, W:Who lived just to labour his whole life away. W:Like a fiend with his dog and the drunkard his wine, W:A man will have lust for the lure of the wine. W: W:3 W:I hope when I die and the ages shall roll, W:My bones they will blacken and turn into coal. W:And then from the nook of my heavenly home W:I'll pity the miners there digging my bones % % % % % % After The Campfire Song Book % My Own Song Book % The Song And The Story % Songs From Hazzards Huzzah % % % % % %]

						
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Song by Merle Travis

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Category - Work song