Youll Never Leave Harlan Alive chords – Kathy Mattea

 Kathy Mattea - You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive


## NOTE: ~ = Walk-Down between Chords ##


CAPO: 1st Fret




INTRO:  Em G D A 
In the deep dark hills of Eastern Kentucky
            Em G C 
That's the place where I trace my bloodline
                         G D A 
And it's there that I read on a hillside gravestone
         C B7 Em 
"You'll never leave Harlan alive"


                   G D A 
Oh, my granddad's dad crossed the c**berland Mountains
          Em G C 
Where he took a pretty girl to be his bride
                             G D A 
Said, "Won't you walk with me out of the mouth of this hollow
          C B7 Em 
Or we'll never leave Harlan alive?"


CHORUS:
                     G C    ~       G 
Where the sun comes up about ten in the morning
        ~     Em F      ~       C 
The sun goes down about three in the day
                   G C       ~            G 
And you fill your cup with whatever bitter brew you're drinking
              ~     Em F Em 
And you spend your life just thinking of how to get away


             G D A 
No one ever knew there was coal in them mountains
        Em G C 
'Til a man from the north-east arrived
                              G D A 
He was waving hundred dollar bills, said, "I'll pay you for your minerals"
        C B7 Em C B7 Em 
But he never left Harlan alive


                       G D A 
Grandma sold out cheap and they moved out west of Pikeville
      Em G C 
To a farm where big Richland River winds
                              G D A 
Oh, I bet they danced them a jig and they laughed and sang a new song
      C B7 Em C B7 Em 
"Who said we'd never leave Harlan alive?"


                    G D A 
But the times got hard and tobacco wasn't selling
         Em G C 
And old granddad knew what he'd do to survive
                               G D A 
So he went and dug for Harlan coal, sent the money back to granny
        C B7 Em   
But he never left Harlan alive


CHORUS:
                     G C    ~       G 
Where the sun comes up about ten in the morning
        ~     Em F      ~       C 
The sun goes down about three in the day
                   G C       ~            G 
And you fill your cup with whatever bitter brew you're drinking
              ~     Em F Em 
And you spend your life just thinking of how to get away


CHORUS:
               G C    ~       G 
The sun comes up about ten in the morning
        ~     Em F      ~       C 
The sun goes down about three in the day
                   G C       ~            G 
And you fill your cup with whatever bitter brew you're drinking
              ~     Em F Em 
And you spend your life digging coal f
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