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Coal Town Road (Ryan's Fancy) videos
#349: YouTube video by quickaccent2006 ©2008
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We get up in the black
down the coal town road,
And we hike along the track
where the coal trains load;
And we make the ponies pull
till they nearly break their backs,
And they'll never see again
down the coal town road.

We hear the whistle call
down the coal town road,
And we take our towels and all
where the coal trains load;
In the cages then we drop
till there's nowhere else to fall,
And we leave the world behind us
down the coal town road.

We never see the sun
down the coal town road,
At a penny for a ton
where the coal trains load;
When the shift comes up on top
we're so thankful to be done,
We head home to sleep and dream
about the coal town road.

There's miners' little sons
down the coal town road,
Playing with their cowboy guns
where the coal trains load;
But they'd better make the best of
their childhood while it runs,
There's a pick and shovel waitin'
down the coal town road.

If there's a God for us
down the coal town road,
All the miners He can bless
where the coal trains load;
For we're sweatin' in the hole
suckin' down the devil's dust,
Just to keep the fires a-blazin'
down the coal town road.

We get up in the black
down the coal town road,
And we hike along the track
where the coal trains load;
And we make the ponies pull
till they nearly break their backs,
And they'll never see again
down the coal town road.

And we make the ponies pull
till they nearly break their backs,
And they'll never see again
down the coal town road.

####.... Allister MacGillivray ....####
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Arranged and recorded by Ryan's Fancy (A Time With Ryan's Fancy, ©1979, Boot Records).

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The video below features an acapella performance by the Clark Family of St Anthony, NL, at the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, on August 6, 2011.

#1804: YouTube video by timothyclark1970 ©2011
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