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FOUNTAIN FILLED WITH BLOOD
(Joan Boyd)

There is a fountain filled with blood
The blood of our mining men so brave
Who worked together in the black coal pits
Men who dug each other's graves
Burden pattern: Men who dug each other's graves, O Lord,
Men who dug each other's graves.
Who worked together in the black coal pits
Men who dug each other's graves.

There is a fountain filled with tears
The tears of our children and our wives
The widows and orphans of mining men
Who so senselessly have died

There is a river filled with blood
That once ran so beautiful and grand
'Til the strip)miners tore down our mountainside
Now it runs brown with the blood of our land

There is a fountain filled with blood
The blood of our brave mining men
Let us stand beneath its powerful flood
Be revived to fight and to win.

copyright Joan Boyd
From the singing of Helen Schneyer,
recorded on "On the Hallelujah Line", Folk Legacy records
Tune: "Fountain filled with blood," traditional hymn,
written or transcribed by Lowell Mason, found in many hymn books
Contributed to this archive by Charlie Baum
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