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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: THE MOUNTAIN (Steve Earle)
From: Genie
Date: 09 Sep 14 - 03:58 PM

THE MOUNTAIN
(Steve Earle)
(performed by Steve Earle & The Del McCoury Band)

key: D
                                       
I was bor[D]n on this mountain a long time ag[Bm]o
               
'fore they kn[D]ocked down the ti[Em]mber and str[G]ip-mined the co[Bm]al.
                                          
When you ro[D]se in the mornin' before it was li[Bm]ght,
      
Go do[D]wn in that da[Em]rk hole and co[G]me back up at ni[Bm]ght. [A]

                                          
CHORUS:
I was bo[D]rn on this mountain, this mountain's my ho[Bm]me
         
And she ho[D]lds me and ke[Em]eps me from wo[G]rry and wo[A]e.
          D                                          
Well, they took everything that she gave, now they're go[Bm]ne,
         D          Em               
But I'll die on this mountain, this mo[G]untain's my ho[D]me.

                                       
I was yo[D]ung on this mountain but now I am o[Bm]ld,
                  
And I kn[D]ew every ho[Em]ller, every co[G]ol swimmin' ho[Bm]le
                                    
Till one ni[D]ght I lay down and woke up to fi[Bm]d
       D             Em            
That my childhood was over; I went do[G]wn in the mi[Bm]ne. [A]


(Chorus)

Instrumental SOLO

                                          
There's a ho[D]le in this mountain; it's dark and it's de[Bm]ep
                     
And Go[D]d only kno[Em]ws all the se[G]crets it ke[Bm]eps.
                                       
There's a chi[D]ll in the air only miners can fe[Bm]el

And there's gho[D]sts in the tu[Em]nnels that the co[G]mpany se[Bm]aled. [A}


Audio of the song, with montage of miner and mountain images:
The Mountain: Steve Earle & Del McCoury Band


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE MOUNTAIN (Steve Earle)
From: Genie
Date: 09 Sep 14 - 04:01 PM

Without the inserted chords:

THE MOUNTAIN (Steve Earle)

I was born on this mountain a long time ago,
'Fore they knocked down the timber and strip-mined the coal,
When you rose in the mornin' before it was light,
Go down in that dark hole and come back up at night.

CHORUS: I was born on this mountain; this mountain's my home,
And she holds me and keeps me from worry and woe.
Well, they took everything that she gave, now they're gone,
But I'll die on this mountain, this mountain's my home.

I was young on this mountain but now I am old,
And I knew every holler, every cool swimmin' hole,
Till one night I lay down and woke up to find
That my childhood was over; I went down in the mine.

(Chorus)

There's a hole in this mountain; it's dark and it's deep,
And God only knows all the secrets it keeps.
There's a chill in the air only miners can feel,
And there's ghosts in the tunnels that the company sealed.

(Chorus)


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