Dark as the Dungeon Lyrics

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Merle Travis
album: Track 2 in album At Folsom Prison and San Quentin
release date: 1989-12-19
popularity : 7 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country
length: 3:05
producer: Bob Johnston
drums: W.S. Holland
vocal: Johnny Cash
electric guitar: Carl Perkins and Luther Perkins
additional producer: Bob Irwin
bass: Marshall Grant
guitar: Johnny Cash
mastering: Darcy Proper
lyricist: Merle Travis
composer: Merle Travis

Cover Art

Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison and San Quentin cover art
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Oh, come all you young fellers, young and so fine
Seek not your fortune in the dark dreary mine
It'll form as a habit and seep in your soul
Till the stream of your blood runs as black as the coal

Where it's dark as a dungeon, damp as the dew
Danger is double, pleasures are few
Where the rain never falls, the sun never shines
It's dark as a dungeon way down in the mine

Well, I pray when I'm dead and the ages shall roll
That my body will blacken and turn into coal
Then I'll look from the door of my heavenly home
And pity the miner digging my bones

Where it's dark as a dungeon, damp as the dew
Danger is double and the pleasures are few
Where the rain never falls, the sun never shines
It's dark as a dungeon way down in the mine


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Folsom Prison Blues #1
  • 2 Dark as the Dungeon
  • 3 I Still Miss Someone
  • 4 Cocaine Blues
  • 5 25 Minutes to Go
  • 6 Orange Blossom Special
  • 7 The Long Black Veil
  • 8 Send a Picture of Mother
  • 9 The Wall
  • 10 Dirty Old Egg-Sucking Dog
  • 11 Flushed From the Bathroom of Your Heart
  • 12 Jackson
  • 13 Give My Love to Rose
  • 14 I Got Stripes
  • 15 Green, Green, Grass of Home
  • 16 Greystone Chapel
  • 17 Wanted Man
  • 18 Wreck of the Old '97
  • 19 I Walk the Line
  • 20 Darlin' Companion
  • 21 Starkville City Jail
  • 22 San Quentin
  • 23 A Boy Named Sue
  • 24 (There'll Be) Peace in the Valley
  • 25 Folsom Prison Blues #2