Shut Up In The Mines At Coal Creek

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The birds are sweetly singin
The sun is shinin bright
But in our place of toiling
It is as dark as night

   Shut up in the mines at coal creek
   I know we’re bound to die
   But if we’ll follow Jesus
   Our souls to heaven will fly

Oh I see my loved ones
My wife is in distress
She does not know that her husband
Is going home to rest

The sky is falling my darling
And death is right at hand
I’m going home to heaven
To live in a better land