Dark As A Dungeon

Dark As A Dungeon – Trad/Merle Travis?

[G]Come listen you fellers, so [C]young and so [D]fine

Oh seek not your [G]fortunes in the [C]dark dreary [G]mine

[G]It will form like a habit and [C]seep in your [D]soul

‘Til the [G]stream of your blood flows as [C]black as the [G]coal

 

[D]It’s dark as a dungeon and [C]damp as the [G]dew

Where [D]danger are double and [C]pleasures are [G]few

[G]Where the rain never falls and the [C]sun never [D]shines

It’s dark as a [G]dungeon way [C]down in the [G]mines

 

[G]It’s many a man I’ve [C]known in my [D]day

Who lived just to [G]labor his [C]young life a[G]way

[G]Like the fiend with his dope and the [C]drunkard his [D]wine

A man will have [G]lust for the [C]lure of the [G]mine

 

It’s [D]dark as a dungeon and [C]damp as the [G]dew

Where [D]danger is double and [C]pleasures are [G]few

[G]Where the rain never falls and the [C]sun never [D]shines

It’s dark as a [G]dungeon way [C]down in the [G]mines

 

[G]The midnight, the morning or the [C]middle of the [D]day

It´s the same to the [G]miner who [C]labors a[G]way

[G]Where the demons of death often [C]come by [D]surprise

One fall of the [G]slate and your’e [C]buried [G]alive

 

It’s [D]dark as a dungeon and [C]damp as the [G]dew

Where [D]danger is double and [C]pleasures are [G]few

[G]Where the rain never falls and the [C]sun never [D]shines

It’s dark as a [G]dungeon way [C]down in the [G]mines

 

[G]I hope when I’m gone and the [C]ages shall [D]roll

My body will [G]blacken and [C]turn into [G]coal

[G]When I´ll look from the door of my [C]heavenly [D]home

And pity the [G]miner a’ [C]diggin’ my [G]bones

 

It’s [D]dark as a dungeon and [C]damp as the [G]dew

Where [D]danger is double and [C]pleasures are [G]few

[G]Where the rain never falls and the [C]sun never [D]shines

It’s dark as a [G]dungeon way [C]down in the [G]mines

 

[‘acapella]:

It’s dark as a dungeon way down in the mines