The Mountain

The Mountain

Levon Helm

I was born on this mountain a long, long time ago
Before they knocked down the timber and a strip-mined all the coal
When you rose up in a mornin' before it was daylight
To go down in that dark hole and come a 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 woe
Well, they took everything she gave, she gave me 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, I know every holler, every cool swimmin' hole
?Til 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's ghost in the tunnels that the company sealed

Written by EARLE, STEVE
Published by Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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