The Mountain (3:34)

Cover of Dirt Farmer

From Dirt Farmer

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I was born on this mountain a long time ago
Before they knocked down the timber and strip-mined the coal
When you rose in the mornin' before it was light
To go down in that dark hole and come back up at night

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  • RAY7654321

    Absolutely Excellent. Listening to the album "Dirt Farmer" track A3. Track credits:

    19 Jan 8:39am Reply


    25 Jun 2013 Reply
  • pjolliffe

    The man...

    4 Mar 2013 Reply
  • fuelking1

    Such a haunting voice. Pure Americana.

    31 Jan 2012 Reply
  • WLDB

    I saw Steve Earle and Levon Helm at the same festival and they both played this. Great seeing the writer of the song and the interpreter doing their own great renditions.

    1 Oct 2011 Reply
  • generalhospital

    Great track too!!!

    27 Mar 2011 Reply
  • generalhospital

    One of the greats as is The Band!!

    27 Mar 2011 Reply
  • beanismine

    one of those voices were you know right away who it is,nice track album as well

    24 Feb 2011 Reply
  • yogijohn888

    Splendid song. Don't want it to end. It's so the Band.

    7 Feb 2011 Reply
  • davidmills71

    Always Like to here Levon

    13 Jan 2011 Reply
  • kennedygjk

    I wish he toured the midwest more.

    8 Dec 2010 Reply
  • hotrodlincoln19

    YES,TO THE MINE WORKERS,but like any real mans work comes many risks my friend.I am a towboater on americas working rivers and we have guys lose their lives all the sink,lock lines and wires break severing arms legs and torsos[robbing good men of their lives regularly]but its the life we chose on the water but i wouldnt trade it for anything.

    14 Nov 2010 Reply
  • tomhawk13

    Dedicated to the murdered West Virginia mine workers.

    30 Oct 2010 Reply
  • hotrodlincoln19

    heck yeah,i knew i would find this song on here eventually...damned good song! its getting put on my list of songs....hell yip! sho nuff!

    22 Oct 2010 Reply
  • blehrter

    Reminds me of john prine paradise

    24 Aug 2010 Reply
  • DedFlrs

    "There's ghosts in the tunnel's that the company seals" Gawd that line is searing.

    9 Apr 2010 Reply
  • tomhawk13

    Listening, Nashville? This is country!

    27 Feb 2010 Reply
  • TEKENA24

    an american treasure

    8 Dec 2009 Reply
  • tomhawk13

    Sounds like from them hills. Part of my heritage.

    9 Aug 2009 Reply
  • hardward

    His voice isn't as strong as in the good old days, but he still makes me think of the best days of The Band

    26 Jul 2009 Reply
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