Last Day in the Mines Lyrics

Dave Dudley


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: George Clinton Jr., William Bootsy Collins, Keith Murray, Reggie Nogle, Erick Sermon, Bernie Worrell
album: Track 7 in album Songs About the Working Man
release date: 1964-3
popularity : 19 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country
length: 2:07

Album Information

label: Mercury Records
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

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Dave Dudley Songs About the Working Man cover art


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But today it's all over for this is the day I quit
I'm gonna take my sweet little Ginny and make her my own
We gonna move down in the valley and built ourselves a home
This is the last day in the mines
[ guitar ]
Well I swing that pick move that shovel and time goes so slow
I can hardly wait for my boss to tell me that it's time to go
Up at the top I know my Ginny is waiting patiently
In just a few minutes I'll be there with her and from the mines be free
This is the last day in the mines
[ guitar ]
But wait a minute what's that rumble way back in the ground
Good Lord it's a cave in and the rocks are a fallin' all around
Now the timbers are breakin' and the rats are runnin' and I can hardly see
Inside my chest there's a mighty burnin' and my strenght is leavin' me


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Six Days On The Road
  • 2 John Henry
  • 3 Bless Them Machines (Please Help The Working Man)
  • 4 Alligator Man
  • 5 Steel Worker Blues
  • 6 A Farmer's Prayer
  • 7 Last Day In The Mines
  • 8 Cowboy Boots
  • 9 Taxicab Driver
  • 10 Sixteen Tons
  • 11 I'm Coming Home
  • 12 Workin' Hands