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Daddy was a hard man
Worked coal all his life
A dollar a day wage
Kept us alive
So we headed westbound
When we came of age
Fortunes to be found
When we stake our claim
Singin' La la da day la da day la a ly

When I die
Won't you lay me on down by
The roaring fork river
Near the old aspen grove
Spend our days searching
This mountain for silver
10 candle days
Be gone for too long

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So we found us a boomtown
To work in the cracks
Thankin' the Lord now
For the strength in our backs
With pick-axe and powder
A quick prayer to God
A candle an hour
For each one on the job

We learned fast a man's measured
By the weight of his ore
Find a woman to treasure
And you could love nothing more
The summer of 18
Blessed the first with a child
Our paths ever changing
With pressure and time
Singin' la la da day la da day la la ly

When I die
Won't you lay me on down by
The roaring fork river
Near the old aspen grove
Spend our days searching
This mountain for silver
10 candle days
Be gone for too long

Shine on, shine on
Theses 10 candle days
Shine on
Shine on, Shine on
When the lights run down low
We'll be coming home

My brothers are gone now
Black soot for ash
I guess what you take out
You gotta give back
A lonely prospector
The last of my kind
The soul protector
Of this silver mine
Singin' la la da day la da day la la ly

When I die
Won't you lay me on down by
The roaring fork river
Near the old aspen grove
Spent our days searching
That mountain for silver
10 candle days
Be gone for too long

Shine on, shine on
Theses 10 candle days
Shine on
Shine on, Shine on
When the lights run down low
Then I'll be coming home

Writer(s): jett beres

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