deadsongs.vue.49 : Cumberland Blues
permalink #0 of 1: David Dodd (ddodd) Tue 2 Sep 03 15:05
    
Cumberland Blues
w: Hunter m: Garcia, Lesh
AGDL: http://arts.ucsc.edu/gdead/agdl/cumb.html
LASF: http://www.whitegum.com/songfile/CUMBERLN.HTM
  
deadsongs.vue.49 : Cumberland Blues
permalink #1 of 1: Alex Allan (alexallan) Tue 2 Sep 03 18:47
    
Cumberland Blues 
Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh

Copyright Ice Nine Publishing; used by permission.

I can't stay here much longer, Melinda
The sun is getting high
I can't help you with your troubles
If you won't help with mine
I gotta get down
I gotta get down
Gotta get down to the mine

You keep me up just one more night
I can't stop here no more
Little Ben clock says quarter to eight
You kept me up till four
I gotta get down
I gotta get down
Or I can't work there no more

Lotta poor man make a five dollar bill
Will keep him happy all the time
Some other fellow's making nothing at all
And you can hear him cry

Can I go, buddy, can I go down
Take your shift at the mine
Gotta get down to the Cumberland mine
That's where I mainly spend my time

Make good money, five dollars a day
If I made any more I might move away

Lotta poor man got the Cumberland Blues
He can't win for losing
Lotta poor man got to walk the line
Just to pay his union dues

I don't know now, I just don't know
If I'm coming back again
I don't know now, I just don't know
If I'm coming back again
  



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