[Verse 1]

 Em D Em 
When I was a curly-headed baby
                 D Em 
My daddy set me down on his knee
                       D Em 
Saying `Son you go to school, you learn your letters
           C D Em 
Don't you be no dusty miner, boy like me'


[Chorus]

       D Em 
I was born and raised at the mouth of the Hazard Holler
           D Em 
Where the coal carts rolled and rumbled past my door
                         D Em 
But now they stand in a rusty row of all empties
             C D Em 
Because the L&N don't stop here anymore


[Verse 2]

   Em D Em 
I used to think my Daddy was a black man
                      D Em 
With scrip enough to buy the company store
                    D Em 
But now he goes to town with empty pockets
         C D Em 
And his face is as white as the February snow


[Verse 3]

       Em D Em 
Never thought I'd live to learn to love the coaldust
                           D Em 
Never thought I'd pray to hear those temples roar
                    D Em 
But God I wish the grass would turn to money
               C D Em 
And then them greenbacks would fill my pockets once more


[Verse 4]

      Em D Em 
Last night I dreamed I went down to the office
                  D Em 
To get my payday like I done before
                              D Em 
But them old kudzu vines was covering the doorway
                C D Em 
And there was leaves and grass growing right up through the floor


[Chorus]

       D Em 
I was born and raised at the mouth of the Hazard Holler
           D Em 
Where the coal carts rolled and rumbled past my door
                         D Em 
But now they stand in a rusty row of all empties
             C D Em 
Because the L&N don't stop here anymore
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