Black Lung Chords & Lyrics Artist:

Chords (click graphic to learn to play)

E chord B chord Em chord G chord
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How To Play

INTRO
Bass - E B  E B  E B  E B
Banjo & Guitar - Em G Em G Em G Em G
 
VERSE
Em                                                        G
Basically we are all alone in the centre of a pickaxe mine.
Em
Black lung stings as the pickaxe swings.
Em                               G
As the void of the mine closes in,
Em
The Devil came and the angels sang.
Em                      G
A Song of the Holy Ghost.
Em
Tempted the soul from the pennies to the gold,
Em                                G
Like the dust I spit from my mouth.
 
CHORUS
Em                                             G
Wooa Wooa oooo oo oo oooooooo oo oo oooooooo oo
Em                                             G
Wooa Wooa oooo oo oo oooooooo oo oo oooooooo oo
 
VERSE
Em
Remember the night with the barroom fight
Em                                 G
Where I killed all my best friends.
Em
We gambled it away with the whiskey open keg,
Em                       G
And we never saw it again.
Em
Well I had a wife that I met back in high school;
Em                    G
Her name was Lyla-Jean.
Em
We saved away to escape some place
Em                          G
On a local miner's minor pay.
 
CHORUS
Em                                             G
Wooa Wooa oooo oo oo oooooooo oo oo oooooooo oo
Em                                             G
Wooa Wooa oooo oo oo oooooooo oo oo oooooooo oo
 
[Banjo Break]
 
VERSE
Em
We saved so long, the fall came and gone
Em               G
At Least 27 times.
Em
It fell through the floorboards into deep dark darkness,
Em                       G
And we never saw it again.
Em
So West Virginia's home and that's where we're staying
Em                            G
To the blade of the bible hymn.
Em
Jesus says we're wicked so we just keep on pickin'
Em                          G
At the scab of the open mine
 
CHORUS
Em                                             G
Wooa Wooa oooo oo oo oooooooo oo oo oooooooo oo
Em                                             G
Wooa Wooa oooo oo oo oooooooo oo oo oooooooo oo
Em                                             G
Wooa Wooa oooo oo oo oooooooo oo oo oooooooo oo
Em   N.C.                                      Em
Wooa Wooa oooo oo oo oooooooo oo oo oooooooo oo
 
OUTRO
Em
(Single strum)

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