Miner's prayer

When that whistle blows each morning
And I go down in that cold dark mine
I say a prayer to my dear savior 
Please let me see the sunshine one more time.

     Oh when Oh when will this be over
     When will I lay these burdens down?
     And when I die, dear lord in heaven
     Please take my sould from 'neath that cold dark ground

I still grieve for my poor brother
And I hear my dear old mother cry
Late that night when they came to tell her
He'd lost his life down in the Big Shoal mine.

  * Refrain

I have no shame, I'll feel no sorrow
If on this earth not much do I own
I have the love of my sweet children
An old plow mule a shovel and a hoe

  * Refrain
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