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Cumberland Blues
original artist:   Hunter / Garcia / Grateful Dead
times played:   total: 250 
first: 05/10/03
last: 06/26/15
shows since last: 0
musical key:   G
primary vocalist(s):   Hot Buttered Rum
instrumentation:  [underline indicates "primary" instrument where multiple are listed]
Bryan:  bass
Nat:  guitar
Zachary:  mandolin
Aaron:  mandolin, and fiddle
Erik:  banjo
instrumentation notes:   Aaron switches from mandolin to fiddle halfway through
lyrics:  

I can't stay much longer, Melinda
The sun is getting high
I can't help you with your troubles
If you won't help with mine
I gotta get down, I gotta get down
Gotta get down to, to the mine

You keep me up just one more night
I can't stay here no more
Little Ben clock says quarter to eight
You kept me up 'til four
I gotta get down, I gotta get down
I gotta get down to, to the mine

A lotta poor man make a five dollar bill
Will keep him happy all the time
Some other fellas makin’ nothin' at all
And you can hear them cry,
"Can I go, buddy, can I go down
Take your shift at the mine?
Gotta get down to the Cumberland Mine
Gotta get down to the Cumberland Mine
That's where I mainly spend my time
Make good money, five dollars a day
Make anymore, I might move away"

Lotta poor man got the Cumberland Blues
He can't win for losin'
Lotta poor man gotta to walk the line
Just to pay his union dues

I don't know now, I just don't know
If I'm goin' back again
I don't know now, I just don't know
If I'm goin' back again
I don't know now, I just don't know
If I'm goin' back again

 
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