Coal Tattoo chords with lyrics by The Kingston Trio - Easy chords and tabs for guitar

The Kingston Trio – Coal Tattoo chords

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[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 tattoo
Em 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 line
Em 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 soul
G C GAnd a blue tattoo on the side of my head
G 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 go
Em 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 away
G D C DOn dues or hospital plans.
G C GI'm gonna pick coal while the blue heavens roll
G D EmAnd sing with the angels band.
[Outro]
G D GI ain't gonna pay my money away
G D C DOn dues or hospital plans.
G C GI'm gonna pick coal while the blue heavens roll
G D EAnd sing with the angels band.
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