WILLIE NELSON


Dark As A Dungeon Lyrics

Come all you young fellers so young and so fine
Seek not your fortune in a dark dreary mine
It'll form as a habit and seep in your soul
Till the stream of your blood runs as black as the coal

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

Well it's many a man that I've known in my day
Who lived just to labor his whole life away
Like a fiend with his dope and a drunkard with his wine
A man will have lust for the lure of the mine

And it's dark as a dungeon damp as the dew
danger is double and the pleasures are few
Where the rain never falls and the sun never shines
It's a dark as a dungeon way down in 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 the death often come by surprise
One fall of the slate and you're buried alive.

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

And pray when I'm dead and my ages shall roll
That my body would blacken and turn into coal
Then I'll look from the door of my heavenly home
and pity the miner digging my bones

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

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Songwriter(s): Merle Travis
Copyright: Unichappell Music Inc., Merle'S Girls Music, Elvis Presley Music Inc.
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