Who Sang Coal Tattoo? Kathy Mattea

Release information
Release Date: 2008-4-1
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
length: 3:17
Lyrics
Travelin' on down that coal town road
Listen to my rubber tires whine
Goodbye to buckeye and white sycamore
I'm leavin' you behind

Oh, I've been a coal miner all my life
Layin' down track in a hole
Got a back like ironwood, bent by the wind
Blood veins as blue as the coal [Repeat x2]

Well, somebody said, "That's a strange tattoo
You have on the side of your head"
I said, "That's a blue mark left by the coal
Little more and I'd a been dead"

Oh, I love the rumble and I love the dark
Lord, I love the cool of the slate
But it's going down that new road lookin' for a job
Travelin' and lookin' I hate [Repeat x2]

Some day when I'm dead and gone
To heaven the land of my dreams
I won't have to worry 'bout losin' my job
To bad times and big machines

Oh, I got no house Lord, I got no job
Just got a worried soul
And a blue tattoo on the side of my head
Left by the number nine coal [Repeat x2]

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 The L & N Don't Stop Here Anymore
  • 2 Blue Diamond Mines
  • 3 Red-Winged Blackbird
  • 4 Lawrence Jones
  • 5 Green Rolling Hills
  • 6 Coal Tattoo
  • 7 Sally in the Garden
  • 8 You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive
  • 9 Dark as a Dungeon
  • 10 Coming of the Roads
  • 11 Black Lung/Coal

  • Release information
    label: Captain Potato Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 689076532600
    script: Latin