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The Kingston Trio – Coal Tattoo chords
[Intro] Em Em Em [Verse 1]Em D EmTravelin down that coal town road.Em D EmListenin to my rubber tires whine.Em D EmGoodbye to Buckeye and bright Sycamore.Em D EmI'm leavin' you be-hind.G D GI've been coal miner all of my life.G D C DLayin' down track in the hole.G C GGotta back like an ironwood, bent by the wind.G D EmBlood veins blue as the coal.C D EmBlood veins blue as the coal.[Verse 2]Em D EmSomebody said, "That's a strange tattooEm D Emyou have on the side of your head."Em D EmI said,"That's the blueprint left by the coal.Em D EmJust a little more and I'd been dead.G D GWell, I love the rumble and love the dark.G D C DI love the cool of the slate,G C GAnd it's on down the new road, lookin' for a job.G D EmThis travelin' nook in my head.[Verse 3]Em D EmI stood for the union walked in the lineEm D Emfought against the company.Em D EmI stood for the U. M. W. of A.Em D EmNow, whos gonna stand by me?G D GI've got no house and I got no pay,G D C DJust got a worried soulG C GAnd a blue tattoo on the side of my headG D EmLeft by the number nine coal.C D EmLeft by the number nine coal.[Verse 4]Em D EmSome day when I die and goEm D EmTo heaven, the land of my dreams.Em D EmI wont have to worry 'bout losin my job,Em D EmTo bad times and big machines.G D GI ain't gonna pay my money awayG D C DOn dues or hospital plans.G C GI'm gonna pick coal while the blue heavens rollG D EmAnd sing with the angels band.[Outro]G D GI ain't gonna pay my money awayG D C DOn dues or hospital plans.G C GI'm gonna pick coal while the blue heavens rollG D EAnd sing with the angels band.