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Steve Earle - The Mountain chords

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Tabbed by Jim Robinson
Steve Earle
The Mountain
Standard Tuning, capo 2nd fret

This is the version Steve has often played solo acoustic with a little slower tempo than 
the album version.  Find it on Youtube to hear the more subtle chord variations and turnarounds.

C/G                                     Am
I was born on this mountain a long time ago
C/G                          Dm         F               Am
Before they knocked down the timber and strip-mined the coal
C/G                                        Am
When you rose in the mornin' before it was light
      C/G          Dm                            Am    G
To go down in that dark hole and come back up at night


      C/G                                       Am
I was born on this mountain, this mountain's my home
C/G              Dm            F         G
She holds me and keeps me from worry and woe
           C/G                                        Am
Well, they took everything that she gave, now they're gone
         C/G         Dm             F             C/G
But I'll die on this mountain, this mountain's my home


C/G                                       Am
I was young on this mountain but now I am old
      C/G        Dm            F             Am
And I knew every holler, every cool swimmin' hole
C/G                                      Am
Till one night I lay down and woke up to find
        C/G           Dm              F           Am 
 G
That my childhood was over and I went down in the mine


      C/G                                         Am
I was born on this mountain, this mountain's my home
C/G              Dm            F         G
She holds me and keeps me from worry and woe
           C/G                                          Am
Well, they took everything that she gave, now they're gone
         C/G         Dm             F             C/G
But I'll die on this mountain, this mountain's my home


SOLO


C/G                                                    Am
There's a hole in this mountain and it's dark and it's deep
    C/G      Dm            F          Am
And God only knows all the secrets it keeps
          C/G                              Am
There's a chill in the air only miners can feel
         C/G           Dm               F       Am   
   G
There're ghosts in the tunnels that the company sealed


      C/G                                       Am
I was born on this mountain, this mountain's my home
C/G              Dm            F         G
She holds me and keeps me from worry and woe
           C/G                                        Am
Well, they took everything that she gave, now they're gone
         C/G         Dm             F             C/G
But I'll die on this mountain, this mountain's my home
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