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the mountain  Steve Earle











The[And] 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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