The ToneWay® Project: helping people play music

Shut Up in the Mines of Coal Creek

The birds are sweetly singing
The 4 sun is shining 1 bright
But in our place of toiling
It is as 5 dark as 1 night

Shut up in the mines at Coal Creek
I 4 know we're bound to 1 die
But if we'll trust in Jesus
Our souls to 5 heaven will 1 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

Available in these books:

Big Print Songs
Over 200 songs.
Family Tradition
The reference manual, with lyrics to 330 songs.
Featuring large-print lyrics (20-point type) and chords, historical info, jamming hints, and more.

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.