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Dark As A Dungeon lyrics and chords are intended for your personal use, it's
a Johnny Cash classic. It's an easy old song to play and sing, use
these lyrics with chords to help you learn it.
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Dark as a Dungeon recorded by Johnny Cash written by Merle Travis
C F G7 Come listen you fellows so young and so fine C F C Oh seek not your fortune in the dark dreary mine F G7 It will form as a habit and seep in your soul C F C 'Till the stream of your blood is as black as the coal
C G7 C It's dark as a dungeon and damp as the dew G7 C Where the danger is double and the pleasures are few C7 F G7 Where the rain never falls and the sun never shines C F C It's dark as a dungeon way down in the mines
It's a-many a man I've known in my day Who lived just to labor his life away Like a fiend with his dope and a drunkard his wine A man will have lust for the lure of the mine
The midnight the morning or the middle of the day It's the same to the miner who labors away Where the demons of death often come by surprise One fall of the slate and your buried alive
I hope when I'm gone and the ages shall 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
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old ballad tells a story discouraging young men about working in the
mines. It was recorded by Johnny Cash, Merle Travis and others, it's
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