LIKE A MOLE IN THE GROUND Lyrics - 5 Chinese Brothers

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(Tom Meltzer)

based on Bascom Lunsford's "Mole in the Ground"

I wish that I was a mole in the ground
Like a mole in the ground, I would root that mountain down
Tree by tree and town by town
I wish I was a mole in the ground

And I wish that I was a lizard in the spring
Like a lizard in the spring, I would hear the robin sing
I'd feast upon the robin's eggs and I'd not regret a thing
I wish I was a lizard in the spring


But I'm just a man who loves a woman who's drifting away
The miles and miles between us grow wider every day
I wish that I was strong or free or not in love or dead
Better still, I wish I was a mole in the ground


I don't like working for the railroad man
For the railroad will kill you just as fast as it can
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It drinks your blood like wine and throws your bones to the wind
I don't like working for the railroad, man


And Tempy oh Tempy wants a $100 shawl
But I got $90, $90, that is all
Our house is not a home it's just a roof and four walls
But Tempy wants a $100 shawl


CHORUS

Tempy, oh Tempy let your hair hang low
Let your hair hang low while I rosin up my bow
We'll pretend we are lovers like we were so long ago
Tempy, let your hair hang low


I wish I was a mole in the ground etc
Don't wait up for me 'cause tonight I think I'm going downtown






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