Give My Love To Marie

written by James Talley

 

Sammy Creason - drums
Michael Utley - keyboards
Jim Fielder - bass
Jerry McGee - guitar
Jeff Baxter - guitar
Al Perkins - steel guitar
Byron Berline - fiddle

 

G                           C          G

I'm a black lung miner from East Tennessee
G                                 D
Raised my family on cold dust and beans
G                               C           Em   Am
That old black lung's got me no life left in me
         G              Am             C       G
Hang the lantern in the window give my love to Marie
G                         C              G

For twenty-five years I've worked in the mines
G                                             D

Where the earth is as black as a cold winters night

G                                     C        Em  Am
There's millions in the ground not a penny for me
          G            Am             C       G
Hang the lantern in the window give my love to Marie
G                          C           G
I've loved all my children six sons of mine
G                                       D
I pray that they never have to work in the mine
G                                        C             Em    Am
For the black lung will get them they'll die just like me
         G             Am             C       G
Hang the lantern in the window give my love to Marie

SOLO

G                           C          G
There's frost on the ground, ice in the trees
G                                  D
The air is so heavy I can't hardly breathe
G                                  C            Em   Am
Oh the old black lung's got me and soon I'll be free
         G             Am             C       G
Hang my  lantern in the window give my love to Marie
         G             Am             C       G
Hang my  lantern in the window give my love to Marie

 

 

Copyright @ 1976 Hardhit Music(BMI)

From the "Two Sides To Every Story" LP

RSO Records 1977