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Devil Put the Coal in the Ground

Steve Earle
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[2020]
Nell'album “Ghosts of West Virginia", con la band The Dukes
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Ghosts of West Virginia

Tutte le canzoni dell'album furono originariamente composte per uno spettacolo teatrale intitolato "Coal Country" ed incentrato sulla vita dei minatori del carbone in West Virginia ed, in particolare, sulla tragedia dell'Upper Big Branch Mine di Raleigh dove, il 5 aprile 2010, una trentina di minatori rimase intrappolata da un'esplosione a 300 metri di profondità. Morirono quasi tutti, 29 su 31. L'inchiesta successiva appurò che la compagnia proprietaria, la Massey Energy, aveva eluso le più elementari regole di sicurezza. L'ammontare dei risarcimenti per il disastro superò i 200 milioni di dollari.

Well the Devil put the coal in the ground
Devil put the coal in the ground
He buried it deep, it'll never be found
Devil put the coal in the ground

Said that'll be a diamond some day
That'll be a diamond some day
You'll be long gone and dead anyway
That'll be a diamond some day

Well the Devil put the coal in the ground
Devil put the coal in the ground
Said I double dog dare you to follow me down
Devil put the coal in the ground

Well the good Lord give me two hands
Good Lord give me two hands
Said "Is you an animal, is you a man?"
The good Lord give me two hands

Lord giveth and He taketh away
Lord giveth and He taketh away
Oh, the Devil dig the same damn hole every day
Lord giveth and He taketh away

Well the Devil put the coal in the ground
Devil put the coal in the ground
Said I double dog dare you to follow me down
Devil put the coal in the ground

I wake up in the morning and pray
Wake up in the morning and pray
Keep the wolf from my door, and the Devil at bay
Wake up in the morning and pray

Well the black lung'll kill me some day
The black lung'll kill me some day
I'm already underground, I reckon anyway
The black lung'll kill me some day

Well the Devil put the coal in the ground
Devil put the coal in the ground
Said I'll double dog dare you to follow me down
Devil put the coal in the ground

Well the Devil put the coal in the ground
Devil put the coal in the ground
Said I'll double dog dare you to follow me down
Devil put the coal in the ground

inviata da Bernart Bartleby - 22/6/2020 - 14:12



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