Daddy Coal

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Lyrics

Oh Daddy Coal why do you send them to that mine?
I’ve seen my friends, they’re buried beneath the ground
Ten go down, only nine come up
What kind of deal is that for, for a buck?

In the summer of 1992
They watched their daddies going out the door
Not knowing it was their last time
That they’d see them alive, O Lord

Oh Daddy Coal why do you send them to that mine?
I’ve seen my friends, they’re buried beneath the ground
Ten go down, Lord, only nine come up
What kind of deal is that for, for a buck?

The earth it trembled and the mine did fall
Twenty-six they lost their lives that day
That seam takes blood, so they say
And it did on that dying day.

Oh Daddy Coal why do you send them to that mine?
I’ve seen my friends buried ‘neath the ground
Ten go down, Lord, only nine come up
What kind of deal is that for, for a buck?

 

Thanks to Wayne Jardine for providing the lyrics.


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