Blood On The Coal

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 Dm
Verse 1:

 Dm
It was April 27,
 CC/B
In the year of 91, 
 Am
Bout a mile below the surface,
 Dm
And the warm kentucky sun.

 Dm
The late shift was ending,
 CC/B
And the early shift was late, 
 Am
The foreman ate his dinner,
 Dm
From a dirty tin plate.

Chorus 1:

 Dm
  Blood on the tracks,
 CC/B
  Blood in the mine, 
 Am
  Brothers and sisters,
 Dm
What a terrible time.
 CC/B
Ole 97 went in the wrong hole, 
 Am
Now in mine number 60,
 Dm
There's blood on the coal,
Blood on the coal,
 CC/BAm
Blood on the coal.      

Verse 2:

 Dm
The slag pits were steamin',
 CC/B
It was 7:25,  
 Am
Every miner worked the coal face,
 Dm
Every one of them alive.

 Dm
The train came round the corner,
 CC/B
You could hear the tressel groan,
 Am
But the switcher wasn't listnin',
 Dm
So he left the switch alone!

Chorus 2:

 Dm
  Blood on the tracks,
 CC/B
  Blood in the mine, 
 Am
  Brothers and sisters,
 Dm
What a terrible time.
 CC/B
Ole 97 went in the wrong hole, 
 Am
Now in mine number 60,
 Dm
There's blood on the coal,
Blood on the coal,
 CC/BAm
Blood on the coal.      

Verse 3:

 Dm
Well the walls began to tremble,
 CC/B
And the men began to yell, 
 Am
They could hear that lonesome whistle,
 Dm
Like an echo out of...well.

 Dm
They dropped their picks and shovels,
 CC/B
As to safety they did run, 
 Am
For to stay among the living,
 Dm
In the year of ninety-one.

Chorus 3:

 Dm
  Blood on the tracks,
 CC/B
  Blood in the mine, 
 Am
  Brothers and sisters,
 Dm
What a terrible time.
 CC/B
Ole 97 went in the wrong hole, 
 Am
Now in mine number 60,
 Dm
There's blood on the coal,
Blood on the coal,
 CC/BAm
Blood on the coal.      

Verse 4:

 Dm
An Irishman named Murphy,
 CC/B
Said "I'll stop that iron horse!" 
 Am
And he stood to athwart it's passage,
 Dm
And it crushed him dead of course.

 Dm
And I hope he hears the irony,
 CC/B
When e're this tale is told, 
 Am
The train that took his life,
 Dm
Was burning good Kentucky coal.
(Hey!)

Chorus 4:

 Dm
  Blood on the tracks,
 CC/B
  Blood in the mine, 
 Am
  Brothers and sisters,
 Dm
What a terrible time.
 CC/B
Ole 97 went in the wrong hole, 
 Am
Now in mine number 60,
 Dm
There's blood on the coal,
Blood on the coal,
 CC/BAm
Blood on the coal.      

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 DmCC/BAm
 EADGBEEADGBEEADGBEEADGBE
 xx0231  x32010  x20010  x02210

Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2005
(clumsyband@hotmail.com)


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