Bobby Bare Dark as a Dungeon Lyrics

Darker Than Light Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Going Down the Road Feeling Bad (I Ain't Going to Be Treated This Way)
  • 2 John Hardy
  • 3 Boll Weevil
  • 4 Farewell Angelina
  • 5 House of the Rising Sun
  • 6 Lookout Mountain
  • 7 I Was Drunk
  • 8 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
  • 9 Dark as a Dungeon
  • 10 I Was a Young Man Once
  • 11 Banks of the Ohio
  • 12 Shenandoah
  • 13 Woody
  • 14 Tennesse Stud
  • 15 Tom Dooley
  • 16 The Devil and Billy Markham
  • Come listen you fellows so young and so fine
    And seek not your fortune in the dark dreary mine
    It will form as a habit and seep in your soul
    'Till the stream of your blood is as black as the coal

    It's dark as a dungeon and damp as the dew
    Where the danger is double and the pleasures are few
    Where the rain never falls and the sun never shines
    It's dark as a dungeon way down in the mines

    It's many a man I've known in my day
    Who lived just to labor his young life away
    Like a fiend with his dope and a drunkard his wine
    A man will have lust for the lure of the mine

    It's dark as a dungeon and damp as the dew
    Where the danger is double and the pleasures are few
    Where the rain never falls and the sun never shines
    It's dark as a dungeon way down in the mines

    I hope when I'm gone and the ages shall roll
    My body will blacken and turn into coal
    Then I'll look from the door of my heavenly home
    And pity the miner a-digging my bones

    It's dark as a dungeon and damp as the dew
    Where the danger is double and the pleasures are few
    Where the rain never falls and the sun never shines
    It's dark as a dungeon way down in the mines

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