West Virginia Mine Disaster chords with lyrics by Jean Ritchie - Easy chords and tabs for guitar

Jean Ritchie – West Virginia Mine Disaster chords

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E B F# F#m C#m Bm A C

F#m F# Bm F#Say, did you see him walking? it was early this morning
F# B F#mHe passed by your house on his way to the coal
F#m B F#He was tall, he was slender, and his blue eyes so tender
A B F# E B F#His occupation was mining, West Virginia his home
F# E B F#It was just about noon, I was feeding the children
F# E B C#mBen Moseley come running for to give us the news
F#m E Bm F#mNumber eight is all flooded, many men are in danger
A B F# E BAnd we don't know their number, but we fear they're all gone
F# E B F#mSo I picked up the baby and I left all the others
F#m E B C#mFor to comfort each other and pray for our own
F#m F# B F#mThere's Tommy, fourteen, and there's John not much younger
A B F#Soon their own time will be coming to go down the black hole
E B F#m F#m
F#m B F#mNow what will I say to his poor little children?
F#m Bm C#mAnd what will I tell his dear mother at home?
F#m F# Bm F#mAnd what will I say to my poor heart that's clear broken?
A B F# E BTo My heart that's clear broken if my baby is gone
F#m F# E B C# F# E B F#m F#m A B B F# F#m
F#mNow if I had the money to do more than just feed them
F#m F# B C#mI'd give them good learning, the best could be found
F#m E B F#mSo when they grew up they'd be checkers and weighers
A Bm B F#mAnd not spend their life digging in (drawn out) the dark underground
E Bm F#m F#
F#m F# B F#Say, did you see him walking? it was early this morning
F# B C#mHe passed by your house on his way to the coal
F#m F#m Bm F#mHe was tall, he was slender, and his blue eyes so tender
A Bm (Several) B F#His occupation was mining, West Virginia his home
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