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Dream of a Miner's Child [core]

A miner was leavin' his 4 home for his 1 work
When he heard his little child 5 scream
He 1 went to the side of his 4 little child's 1 bed
Saying, Daddy, I've 5 had such a 1 dream

Oh, Daddy don't go to the 4 mines 1 today
For dreams have so often come 5 true
Oh, 1 Daddy, dear Daddy, please 4 don't go 1 away
I never could 5 live without 1 you

I dreamed that the mines were all blazing with fire
The workers fought for their lives
But then the scene changed at the mouth of the mine
It was covered with sweethearts and wives

Go down to the village and tell all your friends
As sure as the bright sun does shine
There's something a-going to happen there today
Please, daddy, don't go to the mines

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Available in these books:

Get Started Plus: Core Songs Edition
100 songs and our acclaimed play-by-ear learning method.
Big Print Songs
Over 200 songs.
Family Tradition
The reference manual, with lyrics to 330 songs.
The first two books feature large-print lyrics (20-point type) and include chords, historical info, jamming hints, and more.

...and on these CDs:

Five CDs, 100 songs. Recordings from the Abbott family and their friends.
Listen to sample tracks.

The MP3 collection has all 100 songs on one CD for a discount. See details.

A song from the The ToneWay Mountain Music Collection, which offers lyrics and free Song Clips (recordings for learning the song by ear) for nearly 400 traditional songs, many of which are often heard in bluegrass and old-time jam circles. The ToneWay Project also offers songbooks, CDs, and a free online video series for learning to play music by ear.