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Am D Am G In the town of Springhill, Nova Scotia Am C D C Down in the dark of the Cumberland Mine Am D C Am There's blood on the coal and the miners lie Am D Am G In the roads that never saw sun nor sky Am D Am G Roads that never saw sun nor sky In the town of Springhill, you don't sleep easy Often the earth will tremble and roll When the earth is restless, miners die Bone and blood is the price of coal. Bone and blood is the price of coal. [ Tab from: http://www.guitaretab.com/d/dubliners/97428.html ] In the town of Springhill, Nova Scotia Late in the year of fifty eight The day still comes and the sun still shines But it's dark as the grave in the Cumberland mine. Dark as the grave in the Cumberland mine. Three days past and the lamps gave out And Kaela Brushton got up and and said We have no more water, or light, or bread So we'll live on song and hope instead. live on song and hope instead Listen for the shouts of the black faced miners Listen thru the rubble for a rescue team Three hundred ton of coal and slag Hope imprisoned in a three foot seam. Hope imprisoned in a three foot seam. Twelve days passed and some were rescued Leaving the dead to lie alone Thru all their days they dug their grave Two miles of earth for a marking stone Two miles of earth for a marking stone.
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