Parton, Dolly - Dark As A Dungeon Lyrics




Come and listen you fellows
So young and do fine
And seek not your fortune
In the dark, dreary mines

It will form as a habit
Seep in your soul
'Til the blood in your veins
Runs as black as the coal

There's many a man
That I've known in my day
Who lived just to labor
His whole life away

Like a fiend with his dope
And a drunkard his wine
A man will have lust for
The lure of the mine

It's dark as a dungeon
Damp as the dew
The danger is double
And the pleasures are few

Where the rain never falls
Where the sun never shines
It's dark as a dungeon
Way down in the mine

I hope when I'm gone
And the ages shall roll
My body will blacken
And turn into coal

Then I'll look out the door
Of my heavenly home
And I'll pity the miners
A-diggin' my bones

It's dark as a dungeon
Damp as the dew
The danger is double
And the pleasures are few

Where the rain never falls
Where the sun never shines
It's dark as a dungeon
Way down in the mine

Where the rain never falls
Where the sun never shines
It's dark as a dungeon
Way down in the mine





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Parton, Dolly Dark As A Dungeon Comments
  1. John Elliott

    Nailed the miner psyche, those tha spend their live digging coal are addicted.

  2. William B

    my parents had this album on 8 track back in the day & they still have it

  3. Bonny Wolfe

    One of her prettiest songs and I had never heard it before tonight, lovely wow.

    William B

    I remember listening this song back in 1982 on my parents 8 track I was 7 years old at the time

  4. VooDoo Wiz

    Hell yea this is beautiful

  5. Wayne A White

    Dolly can deliver on any song with any musical arrangements, she is just so versatile

  6. sarcastic bowl of cornflakes

    Adds this to "BDSM sex dungeon background music" playlist.
    No regrets.

  7. Don Hawkins

    This song was popular in 1957 by Merle Travis we sang this on the front porch back in Tennessee...deep in the hot summer yet I got 'cold chills' then & now) country soul & Dolly Parton was part of that place & time...She has always been part of us hill country folk..

  8. Martin Gbolagun

    The Unbeatable👍. One of the best songs in the world. Classical voice in a beautiful and silently great song👍.

  9. NGE Fangirl89

    Wow, beautiful

  10. Peter Butz

    Nothe fine and sweet song from Dolly (Rebecca) Parton

    Peter Butz

    +Peter Butz nothe - another

  11. Daniel Collins

    Yet another one of Dolly's haunting gems. So beautiful.

  12. Jamie Mccarthy

    rita macniel song both sing it well

  13. Craig Brown

    love Dolly, always.

  14. iluvdogs

    No voice like hers.

  15. cathym

    Can't share on Facebook??? ..what a shame!! :(

  16. Martin Gbolagun

    Great song from our legendary singer and a model to all music lovers worldwide. Thanks for uploading this classic, Littlesparrow185.