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The Mountain

Steve Earle
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[1998]
Album “The Mountain”, con la Del McCoury Band
Trovata su Raymond’s Folk Song Page
Steve Earle The Mountain“Sono nato su questa montagna, questa montagna è la mia casa… Bene, quelli prima hanno abbattuto tutti gli alberi, poi ci hanno fatto scavare il carbone, si sono presi tutto quel che c’era e se ne sono andati… Ho passato tutta la mia vita in miniera e ora sono vecchio e morirò su questa montagna, perché è la mia casa, ne conosco ogni galleria, ogni dannato buco… Ce n’è uno così scuro e profondo che solo Dio sa i segreti che rinchiude, che solo i minatori possono avvertire quel freddo che c’è nell’aria, i fantasmi che si aggirano in quei tunnel che la compagnia ha chiuso per sempre…”
I was born on this mountain a long time ago
Before they knocked down the timber and strip-mined the coal
When you rose in the mornin' before it was light
To go down in that dark hole and come back up at night

I was born on this mountain, this mountain's my home
And she holds me and keeps me from worry and woe
Well, they took everything that she gave, now they're gone
But I'll die on this mountain, this mountain's my home

I was young on this mountain, now I am old
And I knew every holler, every cool swimmin' hole
‘Til one night I lay down and woke up to find
That my childhood was over, I went down in the mine.

I was born on this mountain, this mountain's my home
And she holds me and keeps me from worry and woe
Well, they took everything that she gave, now they're gone
But I'll die on this mountain, this mountain's my home

There's a hole in this mountain, it's dark and it's deep
And God only knows all the secrets it keeps
There's a chill in the air only miners can feel
And there's ghosts in the tunnels that the company sealed.

I was born on this mountain, this mountain's my home
And she holds me and keeps me from worry and woe
Well, they took everything that she gave, now they're gone
But I'll die on this mountain, this mountain's my home

Contributed by Bartleby - 2011/5/10 - 15:04



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