Dark As A Dungeon

Written by Merle Travis

LYRICS
Oh come all you fellas 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
‘Til the stream of your blood runs as black as the coal
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 dark as a dungeon way down in the mine
Like a fiend with his dope, a drunkard with his wine
A man will have lust for the lure of the mine
And I pray when I’m dead my ages shall roll
That my body will blacken and turn into coal
And I 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 dark as a dungeon way down in the mine

CREDITS
Melissa Moore: Violin
Mark Linkous: Voice, all other instruments

PRODUCTION
Produced and recorded by Mark Linkous at Static King

RELEASES
Mojo: Cash Covered UK CD Compilation