Lord of the Coal Fields

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Mountain top blown clear
Fills the valley down below
Water’s running gray round here
To my home from long ago

Hurricane, West Virginia
That my kin have called so dear
Now home to silt and sulfate
And destruction’s coming near

REFRAIN:
Many years my homeland set down
Free from tyranny, in the mountains it was found
Now the hills are all empty and tomorrow’s looking dark
For the lord of the coal fields has come and left his mark

Schools made of chalk
Trucks running round
Now there’s no place left to walk
Cause the man has come to town

REFRAIN

Well I guess I’d better go
Time’s a coming near
There’s nothing left to sow
For the land has gone from here

REFRAIN

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from Yucca Gold, released June 10, 2016
Guitars, Vocals: Joseph Bradshaw
Bass: John Spiker
Drums: James McCalister
Steel Guitar: Christopher Wray

Words and Music by Joseph Bradshaw
Recorded by John Spiker & Christopher Wray

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