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NORTH COUNTRY BLUES

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Co Am me gather round friends and I'll t G  ell you a tale
Of when the  Am red iron ore p G its are run  Am  plenty
But the cardboard filled windows and o G  ld men on the benches
Tell you  Am now that the w G hole town is  Am  empty
 
 
In the north end of town my own children are grown
But I was raised on the other
In the wee hours of youth my mother took sick
And I was brought up by my brother
 
 
The iron ore poured as the years passed the door
The drag lines and the shovels they was a-humming
Til one day my brother failed to come home
The same as my father before him
 
 
Well a long winter's wait from the window I watched
My friends they couldn't have been kinder
And my school it was cut as I quit in the spring
To marry John Thomas a miner
 
 
Oh ! the years passed again and the givin'was good
With the lunch bucket filled every season
What with three babies born the work was cut down
To a half a day's shift with no reason
 
 
Then the shaft was soon shut and my work was cut
And the firing air it felt frozen
Til a man come to speak and he said in one week
That number eleven was closin'
 
 
They complained in the east they are paying too high
They say that your ore ain't worth digging
That it's much cheaper down in the south american towns
Where the miners work almost for nothing
 
 
So the mining gates locked and the red iron rotted
And the room smelled heavy from drinking
Where the sad silent song made the hour twice as long
As I waited for the sun to go sinking
 
 
I lived by the window as he talked to himself
This silence of tongue it was building
Then one morning's week the bed it was bare
And I's left alone with three children
 
 
The summer is gone, the ground's turning cold
The stars one by one they're a foldin'
My children will go as soon as they grow
Well there ain't nothing here now to hold them
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