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'Dark as a Dungeon' 

       C                                          F                        G7

Oh come all you fellas so young and so fine

         C                         F                        G7                 C

And seek not your fortune way down in the mine

      C                               F                      G7

It'll form a habit and seep in your soul

              C                              F                      G7                     C 

Till the streams of your blood run as black as the coal


              G7                                            F                          C

For it's dark as a dungeon way down past the dew
             
   G7                                       F                    C
Where the dangers are many and the pleasures are few
                  C                                   F              G7
Where the rain never falls and the sun never shines
         
C              F                    G7              C
It's as dark as a dungeon way down in the mine


  C                                           F              G7
I hope when I'm dead and the ages shall roll
     C             F                 G7          C
My body will blacken and turn into coal
      C                                     F              G7
As I look from the door of my heavenly home
    C                   F                 G7             C
I'll pity the poor miner who's digging me bones

              G7                                            F                          C

For it's dark as a dungeon way down past the dew
             
   G7                                       F                    C
Where the dangers are many and the pleasures are few
                  C                                   F              G7
Where the rain never falls and the sun never shines
         
C              F                    G7              C
It's as dark as a dungeon way down in the mine
   

Group of coalminers...Working the ventilation doors...Coalmining...

  • This is an arrangement based on the Merle Travis song.

  • This arrangement is from the one taught to Mr C. when he was a young man (!) listening to Folk Music in The Clickham Inn, Cumbria.

  • A long time ago this was the only way that folk music was learnt and passed around.


The Clickham Inn, Cumbria



My friends in Year 3 at St Mary Magdalenes C of E School, West Bromwich worked VERY hard to learn this song! Why not take a listen to their version?
(March 2014)

 

 

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