Coal Miner's Daughter

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Loretta Lynn

Loretta Lynn (née Webb; born on April 14, 1932) is an American country-music singer-songwriter and author. Born in Butcher Hollow, near Paintsville, Kentucky, USA, to a coal-miner father. At the age of 14 she married, and soon she became pregnant. She moved to Washington state with her husband, O… more »

Well, I was borned a coal miner's daughter In a cabin, on a hill in Butcher Holler
We were poor but we had love,
That's the one thing that daddy made sure of
He shoveled coal to make a poor man's dollar 
My daddy worked all night in the Van Lear coal mines All day long in the field a hoin' corn Mommy rocked the babies at night And read the Bible by the coal oil light And ever' thing would start all over come break of morn
 Daddy loved and raised eight kids on a miner's pay Mommy scrubbed our clothes on a washboard ever' day
Why I've seen her fingers bleed
To complain, there was no need
She'd smile in mommy's understanding way

In the summertime we didn't have shoes to wear
But in the wintertime we'd all get a brand new pair
From a mail order catalog Money made from selling a hog Daddy always managed to get the money somewhere

Yeah, I'm proud to be a coal miner's daughter I remember well, the well where I drew water The work we done was hard
At night we'd sleep 'cause we were tired I never thought of ever leaving Butcher Holler 
Well a lot of things have changed since a way back then
And it's so good to be back home again Not much left but the floor, nothing lives here anymore Except the memory of a coal miner's daughter


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