Coal Miner's Daughter Lyrics - Loretta Lynn

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Well, I was born a coal miner's daughter
In a cabin on a hill in Butcher Holler
We were poor, but we had love
That's the one thing that daddy made sure of
He shoveled coal to make a poor man's dollar

My daddy worked all night in the Van Lear coal mine
All day long in the field a-hoin' corn
Mommy rocked the babies at night
And read the Bible by the coal oil light
And ever'thing would start all over come break of morn'

Daddy loved and raised eight kids on a miner's pay
Mommy scrubbed our clothes on a washboard ever' day
Why I've seen her fingers bleed
To complain there was no need
She'd smile in Mommy's understanding way

In the summertime we didn't have shoes to wear
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But in the wintertime we'd all get a brand new pair
)From a mail order catalog
Money made from sellin' a hog
Daddy always managed to get the money somewhere

Yeah! I'm proud to be a coal miner's daughter
I remember well, the well where I drew water
The work we done was hard
At night we'd sleep 'cause we were tired
I never thought of ever leaving Butcher Holler

Well alot of things have changed since way back then
And it's so good to be back home again
Not much left but the floor
Nothing lives here anymore
Except the mem'ries of a coal miner's daughter






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last line of the song | Reviewer: michelle | 9/15/12

The last line of THIS version, the first word is abbreviated, not the word EXCEPT, but the abbreviation, "CEPT". In addition, in her autobiography, Loretta says that she actually wrote 19 verses to this song--WHERE ARE THEY???

Question about missing lyrics | Reviewer: Norm Pilch | 8/12/07

Ben Kingsley on "Country Top 40" mentions three stanzas of "Coal Miner's Daughter" that weren't used on Loretta Lynn's recording. One concerned floods, a second "hog killing," and a third decsribed the inside of the cabin. How can I get a copy of those stanzas?

Thanks,

Norm Pilch

MAB | Reviewer: marah | 3/16/06

I love this song my grandmother is a Coal Miners Daughter to She loves your music



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