Banks of Marble

Iris DeMent, Leo Kottke, Garrison Keillor  Buy

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Iris DeMent

Iris DeMent (born January 5, 1961) is an American singer and songwriter. DeMent's musical style includes elements of the country and folk music genres. more »


Year:
2007
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I've traveled 'round this country 
from shore to shining shore 
It really made me wonder 
the things I heard and saw 

I saw the weary farmer 
plowing sod and loam 
l heard the auction hammer 
just a-knocking down his home 

But the banks are made of marble 
with a guard at every door 
and the vaults are stuffed with silver 
that the farmer sweated for 

I've seen the weary miner 
scrubbing coal dust from his back 
I heard his children cryin' 
"Got no coal to heat the shack" 

But the banks are made of marble 
with a guard at every door 
and the vaults are stuffed with silver 
that the miner sweated for 

I've seen my brothers working 
throughout this mighty land 
l prayed we'd get together 
and together make a stand 

Then we might own those banks of marble 
with a guard at every door 
and we might share those vaults of silver 
that we have sweated for

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Written by: LES RICE

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