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Levon Helm - vocal


I was born on this mountain a long time ago

Before they knocked down the timber and strip-mined all the coal

When you rose up in the mornin' before it was daylight

To go down in that dark hole and come back up at night


I was born on this mountain, this mountain's my home

She holds me and she keeps me from worry and woe

Well, they took everything she gave, she gave it now she's gone

But I'll die on this mountain, this mountain's my home


I was young on this mountain, but now I am old

And I knew every holler, every cool swimmin' hole

Till one night I lay down and woke up to find

That my childhood was over and I went back down in the mine


There's a hole in this mountain and it's dark and it's deep

And God only knows all the secrets it keeps

There's a chill in the air only miners can feel

There are ghosts in the tunnels that the company sealed