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    "You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive" Lyrics

    Brad Paisley

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    In the deep dark hills of eastern Kentucky
    That's the place where I trace my bloodline
    And it's there I read on a hillside gravestone
    You will never leave Harlan alive

    Oh, my granddad's dad walked down Catron's Mountain
    And he asked Tillie Helton to be his bride
    Said, won't you walk with me out of the mouth of this holler
    Or we'll never leave Harlan alive

    Where the sun comes up about ten in the morning
    And the sun goes down about three in the day
    And you fill your cup with whatever bitter brew you're drinkin'
    And you spend your life just thinkin' of how to get away

    No one ever knew there was coal in them mountains
    'Til a man from the Northeast arrived
    Waving hundred dollar bills
    Said, I'll pay you for your minerals
    But he never left Harlan alive

    Granny sold out cheap and they moved out west of Pineville
    To a farm where big Richland River winds
    I bet they danced them a jig, laughed and sang a new song
    Who said we'd never leave Harlan alive

    But the times got hard and tobacco wasn't selling
    And ole granddad knew what he'd do to survive
    He went and dug for Harlan coal
    And sent the money back to granny
    But he never left Harlan alive

    Where the sun comes up about ten in the morning
    And the sun goes down about three in the day
    And you fill your cup with whatever bitter brew you're drinking
    And you spend your life digging coal from the bottom of your grave

    In the deep dark hills of eastern Kentucky
    That's the place where I trace my bloodline
    And it's there I read on a hillside gravestone
    You will never leave Harlan alive
    This song was last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc..
    Written by Darrell Scott.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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