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Merle Travis

"Dark as a Dungeon" (karaoke)

"Dark as a Dungeon" (sheet music)


Come all you young fellows so young and so fine,

Seek not your fortune in the dark, dreary mine.

It will form like a habit and seep in your soul

Till the stream of your blood is as black as the coal.

 

It’s dark as a dungeon and damp as the dew;

The dangers are many and the pleasures are few,

Where the rain never falls and the sun never shines,

It’s dark as a dungeon way down in the mines.

 

There’s many a man I have known in my day

Who lived just to labor his whole life away;

Like a fiend for his dope and a drunkard his wine,

A man will have lust for the lure of the mine.

 

It’s dark as a dungeon and damp as the dew;

The dangers are many and the pleasures are few,

Where the rain never falls and the sun never shines,

It’s dark as a dungeon way down in the mines.

 

I hope when I’m gone and the ages will roll

My body will blacken and turn into coal;

Then I’ll look from the door of my heavenly home

And pity the miner a-digging my bones.

 

It’s dark as a dungeon and damp as the dew;

The dangers are many and the pleasures are few,

Where the rain never falls and the sun never shines,

It’s dark as a dungeon way down in the mines.


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