Youll Never Leave Harlan Alive Chords & Lyrics Artist:

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Em chord G chord D chord A chord C chord B7 chord F chord
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## NOTE: ~ = Walk-Down between Chords ##
 
 
CAPO: 3rd Fret
 
 
 
INTRO
Em  G  D  Em  G D  Em
 
N.C.            (G)      (D)        (A)
In the deep dark hills of Eastern Kentucky
          (Em)          (G)           (C)
That's the place where I trace my bloodline
         C       G         A        C
And it's there I read on a hillside gravestone 
        Em          B7       Em
"You'll never leave Harlan alive"
 
 
                     G               D          A
Oh, my grandfather's dad crossed the Cumberland Mountains
         Em            G              C
Where he took a pretty girl to be his bride
                           G          A             C
Said, "Won't you walk with me out the mouth of this holler
         Em          B7      Em
Or we'll never leave Harlan alive?"
 
 
CHORUS
                    G        C   ~      G
Where the sun comes up about ten in the morning
            ~    Em         F     ~      C
And the sun goes down about three in the day
                     G                 C      ~           G
And you'll fill your cup with whatever bitter brew you're drinking
              ~    Em                    F           Em
And you spend your life just thinking of how to get away
 
 
            G              D            A
No one ever knew there was coal in them mountains
       Em           G           C
'Til a man from the northeast arrived
                      G                  A                    C
Waving hundred dollar bills, said, "I'll pay you for your minerals"
       Em         B7       Em
But he never left Harlan alive
 
 
                      G         D                 A
Grandma sold out cheap and they moved out west of Pineville
     Em             G              C
To a farm where big Richland River winds
                             G                        A          C
And I bet they danced them a jig and they laughed and sang a new song
               Em          B7       Em
"Who said we'd never leave Harlan alive?"
 
 
INSTRUMENTAL
Em   G   D  A   Em   G   C     G   A   C   Em  B7  Em
 
 
                       G          D            A
But the times they got hard and tobacco wasn't selling
        Em                 G             C
And old granddad knew what he'd do to survive
                           G                 A             C
He went and dug for Harlan coal and sent the money back to grandma
       Em         B7       Em
But he never left Harlan alive
 
 
CHORUS
              G        C   ~      G
The sun comes up about ten in the morning
            ~    Em         F     ~      C
And the sun goes down about three in the day
                     G                 C      ~           G
And you'll fill your cup with whatever bitter brew you're drinking
              ~    Em                         F              Em
And you spend your life digging coal from the bottom of your grave
 
 
INTERLUDE
N.C.  Em        G         D       A
Hm hm hmm hm hm hmm hm hm hmm hmm hmm
      Em        G      C
Hm hm hmm hm hm hmm hm hmm 
                G      A         C
Hm hm hmm hm hm hmm hm hmm hm hm hmm
        Em          B7       Em
"You'll never leave Harlan alive"
 
 
OUTRO     (## repeat 2x ##)
 
         Em   G   D   A   Em   G   C     G   A   C   Em  B7  Em

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