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 : 4 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country
length: 2:07

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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
This is the last day in the mines
[ guitar ]
Beneath these rocks and timbers and with my strenght all gone
My thoughts turn to Ginny I must leave her all alone
I know they'll try to save me but they gonna be too late
For over that river through that valley I see heaven's gates
This is the last day in the mines
Oh this is the last day in the mines this is the last day in the mines





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