Open Pit Mine

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George Jones

George Glenn Jones (born September 12, 1931) is an American country music singer known for his long list of hit records, his distinctive voice and phrasing, and his marriage to Tammy Wynette. more »

From Morenci, Arizona where the copper mines glow
I could see Clifton in the canyon below
In Clifton lived Rosey, we danced and we dined 
On the money I made in the open pit mine.

I loved my sweet Rosey and she loved me too
 There was nothin' for Rosey that I wouldn't do
Her hugs and her kisses they were something devine
Gave me reason for working the open pit mine.

 While I was out walkin' with my Rosey one day
We passed a store window with rings on display 
I bought those she wanted, how they really did shine 
With the money I scraped from that open pit mine.

Her love would bring heartbreak that I would soon learn 
'Cause she would two time me when my back was turned  Rosey would go dancin' and drink the red wine
 While I worked like a slave in that open pit mine.

One night I caught Rosey on her rendevous 
She was huggin' and kissin' with somebody new
It was there that I shot 'em while their arms were entwined 
Then I buried her deep in that open pit mine.

I took a look at my future and what did I see
 There was nothin' but trouble a-waiting for me
But on the sun's next rising I'll be satisfied 
'Cause they'll find me there sleepin' by my sweet Rosey's side

Written by: GENTRY


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