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I married a young coal miner when I was just sixteen I was the happiest little girl that you have ever seen I was the happiest little girl that you have ever seen.
My handsome young coal miner, I loved him dear as life I thought my life would be heaven if I could be his wife If I could be his wife. My mother tried to stop me and so did brother Jim But there's no one in this whole world could stop me loving him Could stop me loving him. He worked in the coal mine, from early morn 'til late I was afraid he'd breathe in the black damp, or that he'd be killed with slate Or that he'd be killed with slate.
I was afraid there'd be a fire in the mines, or maybe a cave-in As so often happens to coal mining men, As so often happens to coal mining men. He called our little son to him, and said "Son, please sit down.
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The mines give, and the mines take away. And much like military service, a coal-mining career is considered not merely a profession, but a distinction, almost a public service.
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It is a way of life sustained by an abiding faith that God will protect every man who earns his pay underground. Willingham, dead at 61 after 30 years in the mines, found joy and sustenance in working coal seams. Gary Pollard.
I make my living in a coal black hole. You got to give your life to Jesus. You know he likes coal miners too. It was a sad, trying day along the Big Coal River. The word from the mountaintop above the Upper Big Branch mine was relentlessly disheartening: The rescue teams were in, they were out, they were back in. People fiddled with their car radios on the way to memorials and viewings and funerals. They struggled to catch a snatch of news about the last four miners.
Their bodies were found early Saturday, officials said. Some had driven right past the Upper Big Branch mine.