Dark as the Dungeon
Oh, come all you young fellers, young and so fine Seek not your fortune in the dark dreary mine It'll form as a habit and seep in your soul 'Till the stream of your blood runs as black as the coal Where it's dark as a dungeon, damp as the dew Danger is double, pleasures are few Where the rain never falls, the sun never shines It's dark as a dungeon way down in the mine Well it's many a man, that I've seen in my day (No laughing during the song please) (It's been recorded I know, hell) (Don't you know it's recorded) Like a fiend with his dope, And a dropper with his wine A man will have less for the lure of the mine And, I pray when I'm dead and the ages shall roll That my body would blacken and turn into coal Then I'll look from the door of my heavenly home And pity the miner digging my bones Where it's dark as a dungeon, damp as the dew Danger is double and the pleasures are few Where the rain never falls, the sun never shines It's dark as a dungeon way down in the mine Thank you very much. Thank you very much. Sorry about that little interruption there, but I just Want to tell you that this show is being recorded for an album Release on Columbia Records and you can't say hell or shit or anything like that How's that grab you Bob?
Written by: MERLE TRAVIS
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