bottom of the mountain lyrics – johnny cash

i was born in west virginia
where the land is black with coal
for a man to feed his family
it takes twelve hours a day a diggin’ in a dirty black hole

way down in the bottom of a mountain
way down in the bottom of a hole
way down in the bottom of a mountain
i’m diggin’ and a shovelin’ and a loadin’ out the dirty black coal

some men give their wives jewelry
some men give their wives gold
but all i can give to my sweet woman
are the few dollars i make from diggin’ out the dirty black coal

way down in the bottom of a mountain
way down in the bottom of a hole
way down in the bottom of a mountain
i’m diggin’ and a shovelin’ and a loadin’ out the dirty black coal

i draw script for most of my money
i never see a lot of that
i work all week and go to church on sunday
well the preacher gonna get what’s left when they p*ss the hat

way down in the bottom of a mountain
way down in the bottom of a hole
way down in the bottom of a mountain
i’m diggin’ and a shovelin’ and a loadin’ out the dirty black coal
i’m diggin’ and a shovelin’ and a loadin’ out the dirty black coal

/ johnny cash lyrics