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  •  Lyrics to "The Mountain" (1+ / 0-)
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    I was born on this mountain a long long time ago
    Before they knocked down the timber and stripped mined all the coal
    When you rose up in the morning before it was light
    To go down in that dark hole and come back up at night
    I was born on this mountain, this mountain's my home
    She holds me and she keeps me from a worry and a woe
    Well they took everything she gave, she gave it now she's 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
    Til a one night I lay down and I woke up to find
    That my childhood was over I went back down in the mine

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

    Having credibility when making an argument is the straightest path to persuasion.

    by SpamNunn on Fri Sep 11, 2009 at 02:43:05 PM PDT

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    •  I come from a long line of PA coal miners (1+ / 0-)
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      They know best about the poison.   Lot's of us never made it past 50.  Go to the old parish churchyard if you want to see my name, several times.  

      Having credibility when making an argument is the straightest path to persuasion.

      by SpamNunn on Fri Sep 11, 2009 at 02:45:10 PM PDT

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