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Coal Mining Woman
original artist:   Reel World String Band
times played:   total: 46 
first: 12/06/05
last: 11/15/08
shows since last: 432
musical key:   Bb
primary vocalist(s):   Hot Buttered Rum
instrumentation:  [underline indicates "primary" instrument where multiple are listed]
Bryan:  bass
Nat:  guitar
Zachary:  mandolin
Aaron:  fiddle
Erik:  banjo
lyrics:  

(Nat:)
Well Jenny's husband left her with babies on her knee
He's long been gone, nobody's come to feed the family
Now miners are making wages in the county she comes from
The children do get hungry, Lord, but Jenny's back is strong

(chorus:)
She's a coal-mining woman and that's what she aims to be
She breathes that black and dusty air, wears pants upon her knees
She's proud to be a woman and she's working to be free
She's a coal-mining woman and that's what she aims to be

(Bryan:)
Robin's learned it's hard to find a job that satisfies
A woman's need to use the strength that in her body lies
It's a rough and rocky journey from the kitchen to the mines
But strength comes from strugglin', and Robin's doing fine

(chorus)

(Erik:)
Life is dark and dangerous down there in those mines
Fear of fire and cave-in are never far behind
You could make life easier down in that dangerous hole
If you show some respect to those women low and cold

(chorus x2)

 
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