Loading Coal

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Merle Travis
album: Track 1 in album Ride This Train
release date: 1960
popularity : 10 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country Stage & Screen
styles: Country Rock

Album Information

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

Cover Art

Johnny Cash Ride This Train cover art


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My pappy said when I was seventeen you're six feet tall and your face is clean
Loadin' coal loadin' coal I'm a double first cousin to a dad blamed mole
Ain't never got acquainted with a dollar bill and I don't ever reckon that I ever will
Loadin' coal loadin' coal...
I cussed everything in the mining camp from a shovel and my pick to my carbide lamp
Loadin' coal loadin' coal...
I know just as well as coal is black one of these days the mines were strike
There's a nickel more a ton for loadin' coal


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Loading Coal
  • 2 Slow Rider
  • 3 Lumberjack
  • 4 Dorraine of Ponchartrain
  • 5 Going to Memphis
  • 6 When Papa Played the Dobro
  • 7 Boss Jack
  • 8 Old Doc Brown