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The Mountain  Steve Earle

The Del McCoury Band
Steve Earle (vocals, guitar)
Del McCoury (vocals, guitar)
Ronnie McCoury (vocals, bouzouki, mandolin)
Rob McCoury (guitar, banjo)
Jason Carter (fiddle)
Mike Bub (bass)


[D]I was born on this mountain a long time [Bm]ago
[D]Before they knocked down the [Em]timber and [G]strip-mined the [Bm]coal
[D]When you rose in the mornin' before it was l[Bm]ight
To go [D]down in that [Em]dark hole and [G]come back up at [Bm]night [A]
I was [D]born on this mountain, this mountain's my [Bm]home
[D]She holds me and [Em]keeps me from [G]worry and [A]woe
Well, they [D]took everything that she gave, now they're [Bm]gone
But I'll [D]die on this [Em]mountain, this [G]mountain's my [D]home
[D]I was young on this mountain but now I am [Bm]old
And I [D]knew every [Em]holler, every [G]cool swimmin' [Bm]hole
[D]Till one night I lay down and woke up to [Bm]find
That my [D]childhood was [Em]over and I went d[G]own in the [Bm]mine[A]
I was [D]born on this mountain, this mountain's my [Bm]home
[D]She holds me and [Em]keeps me from [G]worry and [A]woe
Well, they [D]took everything that she gave, now they're [Bm]gone
But I'll [D]die on this [Em]mountain, this [G]mountain's my [D]home
SOLO

[D]There's a hole in this mountain and it's dark and it's [Bm]deep
And [D]God only [Em]knows all the [G]secrets it [Bm]keeps
There's a [D]chill in the air only miners can [Bm]feel
There're [D]ghosts in the [Em]tunnels that the [G]company [Bm]sealed  [A]
I was [D]born on this mountain, this mountain's my [Bm]home
[D]She holds me and [Em]keeps me from [G]worry and [A]woe
Well, they [D]took everything that she gave, now they're [Bm]gone
But I'll [D]die on this [Em]mountain, this [G]mountain's my [D]home

From Steve Earle "The Mountain"
E Squared Records 1999


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