Youll Never Leave Harlan Alive

Brad Paisley


 DmFCG
In the deep dark hills of eastern Kentucky
 DmFBb
That's the place where I trace my bloodline
 BbFCG
And it's there I read on a hillside gravestone
 BbA7Dm
You will never leave Harlan alive

 DmFCG
Well my granddad's dad walked down Katahrins Mountain
 DmFBb
And he asked Tillie Helton to be his bride
 BbFCG
He said won't you walk with me out of the mouth of this holler
 BbA7Dm
Or we'll never leave Harlan alive

 FBbCF
Where the sun comes up about ten in the morning
 DmBbFBb
And the sun goes down about three in the day
 FBbCF
And you fill your cup with whatever bitter brew you're drinking
 DmBbDm
And you spend your life just thinkin' of how to get away

 DmFCG
Well no one ever knew there was coal in them mountains
 DmFBb
'Til a man from the Northeast arrived
 BbFCG
Waving hundred dollar bills he said I'll pay ya for your minerals
 BbA7Dm
But he never left Harlan alive

 BbA7Dm
   

 DmFCG
Granny she sold out cheap and they moved out west of Pineville
 DmFBb
To a farm where big Richland River winds
 BbFCG
I bet they danced them a jig and laughed and sang a new song
 BbA7Dm
Who said we'd never leave Harlan alive

 DmFCG
    
 DmFBb
   
 BbFCG
    
 BbA7Dm
   

 DmFCG
But the times they got hard and tobacco wasn't selling
 DmFBb
And ole granddad knew what he'd do to survive
 BbFCG
He went and dug for Harlan coal and sent the money back to granny
 BbA7Dm
But he never left Harlan alive

 FBbCF
Where the sun comes up about ten in the morning
 DmBbFBb
And the sun goes down about three in the day
 FBbCF
And you fill your cup with whatever bitter brew you're drinking
 DmBbF
And you spend your life just thinkin' of how to get away

 FBbCF
Andthe sun comes up about ten in the morning
 DmBbFBb
And the sun goes down about three in the day
 FBbCF
And you fill your cup with whatever bitter brew you're drinking
 DmBbDm
And you spend your life digging coal from the bottom of your grave.

 Dm
In the deep dark hills of eastern Kentucky
 Dm
That's the place where I trace my bloodline
 Dm
And it's there I read on a hillside gravestone
 Dm
You will never leave Harlan alive  


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