Folk
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Dark As A Dungeon


Merle Travis


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Song : C#

Intro :
A
A
Come and listen young fellers
D E7
so young and so fine
A
Seek not your fortune
D A
in a dark dreary mine

Where the demons of death
D E7
often come by surprise,
A
One fall of the slate
D A
and you're buried alive.

Chorus :
E7
It's dark as a dungeon
D A
and damp as the dew,
E7
Where danger is double
D A
and pleasures are few,
A
Where the rain never falls
D E7
and the sun never shines
A
It's a dark as a dungeon
D A
way down in the mine

A
It's a-many a man
D E7
I have seen in my day,
A
Who lived just to labor
D A
his whole life away.
A
Like a fiend with his dope
D E7
and a drunkard his wine,
A
A man will have lust
D A
for the lure of the mines.

Chorus :
E7
It's dark as a dungeon
D A
and damp as the dew,
E7
Where danger is double
D A
and pleasures are few,
A
Where the rain never falls
D E7
and the sun never shines
A
It's a dark as a dungeon
D A
way down in the mine

A
I hope when I'm gone
D E7
and the ages shall roll,
A
My body will blacken
D E7
and turn into coal.
A
Then I'll look from the door
D E7
of my heavenly home,
A
And pity the miner
D A
a-diggin' my bones.


Chorus :
E7
It's dark as a dungeon
D A
and damp as the dew,
E7
Where danger is double
D A
and pleasures are few,
A
Where the rain never falls
D E7
and the sun never shines
A
It's a dark as a dungeon
D A
way down in the mine


optional verses :
A
It will form as a habit
D E7
and seep in your soul
A
Till the stream of your blood
D A
is as black as the coal

Chorus :

E7
It's dark as a dungeon
D A
and damp as the dew,
E7
Where danger is double
D A
and pleasures are few,
A
Where the rain never falls
D E7
and the sun never shines
A
It's a dark as a dungeon
D A
way down in the mine

A
The midnight, the morning,
D E7
or the middle of day,
A
Is the same to the miner
D A
who labors away.

Chorus :

E7
It's dark as a dungeon
D A
and damp as the dew,
E7
Where danger is double
D A
and pleasures are few,
A
Where the rain never falls
D E7
and the sun never shines
A
It's a dark as a dungeon
D A
way down in the mine


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