the mountain

Steve Earle



 And
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)
 DBm
 I was born on this mountain a long time ago
 DEmGBm
 Before they knocked down the timber and strip-mined the coal
 DBm
 When you rose in the mornin' before it was light
 DEmGBmA
To go down in that dark hole and come back up at night  
 DBm
I was born on this mountain, this mountain's my home
 DEmGA
 She holds me and keeps me from worry and woe
 DBm
Well, they took everything that she gave, now they're gone
 DEmGD
But I'll die on this mountain, this mountain's my home
 DBm
 I was young on this mountain but now I am old
 DEmGBm
And I knew every holler, every cool swimmin' hole
 DBm
 Till one night I lay down and woke up to find
 DEmGBmA
That my childhood was over and I went down in the mine 
 DBm
I was born on this mountain, this mountain's my home
 DEmGA
 She holds me and keeps me from worry and woe
 DBm
Well, they took everything that she gave, now they're gone
 DEmGD
But I'll die on this mountain, this mountain's my home
SOLO
 DBm
 There's a hole in this mountain and it's dark and it's deep
 DEmGBm
And God only knows all the secrets it keeps
 DBm
There's a chill in the air only miners can feel
 DEmGBmA
There're ghosts in the tunnels that the company sealed 
 DBm
I was born on this mountain, this mountain's my home
 DEmGA
 She holds me and keeps me from worry and woe
 DBm
Well, they took everything that she gave, now they're gone
 DEmGD
But I'll die on this mountain, this mountain's my home
From Steve Earle "The Mountain"
E Squared Records 1999


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