Dark as a Dungeon - chords, tab and comments

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Songs from and for the working class became Merle Travis' trade mark. Only the two songs "Sixteen Tons" and this one would have given him a place in the history of roots country music, but he wrote a lot more throughout his troublesome career, pestered by alcoholism and other personal problems.
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come and listen you fellows so young and so fine
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and seek not your fortune in the dark dreary mines
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it will form as a habit and seep in your soul
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till the stream of your blood is as black as the coal

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where it's dark as a dungeon and damp as the dew
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where danger is double and pleasures are few
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where the rain never falls and the sun never shines
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it's dark as a dungeon way down in the mine
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Merle Travis