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Mountain Life

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Chorus:
Mountain life and beauty my darlin’
Those blue hills you’ll never know
But my darlin’, too lat for asking
We sold our souls to Peabody Coal

When I was just a child
Was a child of the streets
Daddy was a coal mining man
Worked long hours to put shoes on my feet

Chorus

Word came through the town
Something in the mine had gone wrong
Said “Sorry my son”
“Daddy ain’t comin’ come”

Chorus

When I turned seventeen
I was workin’ in that same mine
Worked in the dark for sixty-odd years
Thought I had done my time

Chorus

They tore my mountains from the sky to the ground
Just to get what’s beneath
They moved my mountains and they moved my streams
Just to feed our own greed

Chorus

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from Backwards Burner, released February 23, 2013

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The Tanglers New Orleans, Louisiana

Dylan Williams, Graham Robinson, Harry Hardin, Jacob Tanner, Matt Rota, and Craig Alexander blend their backgrounds in bluegrass, folk, rock, jazz, and classical music into what folks call “Big Easy Bluegrass.” This approach results in a hard-driving mix of originals, traditionals, and a few classic New Orleans cuts. ... more

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