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Well I was born a coal miner's daughter in a cabin on a hill in Butcher Holler
We were poor but we had love that's the one thing that daddy made sure of
He'd shovel coal to make a poor man's dollar
My daddy worked all night in the Vanleer coal mine all day long in the field hoein' corn
Mommie rocked the baby at night and read the Bible by the coal oil light
And everything would start all over come break of morn
Daddy loved and raised eight kids on a miner's pay
Mommie scrubbed our clothes on a washboard everyday
Why I've seen her fingers bleed to complain there was no need
She smiled in mommie's understanding way
In the summertime we didn't have shoes to wear
But in the wintertime we'd all get a brand new pair
From a mail order catalog money made from selling a hog
Daddy always managed to get the money somewhere
Yeah I'm proud to be a coal miner's daughter
I remember well the well where I drew water
The work we done was hard at night we'd sleep cause we were tired
I never thought of leavin Butcher Holler
But lots of things have changed since the way back then
And it's so good to be back home again
Not much left but the floor nothing lives there anymore
Just the mem'ries of a coal miner's daughter



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    UnregisteredMay 13, 2012 at 1:04 am
    People with humble backgrounds make the kind of people our society desparately needs today, and loretta's heart-felt song illustrates the beauty and love we miss in families today.
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    UnregisteredJan 18, 2012 at 9:36 pm
    It means that she was very proud of who she was and where she came from. It feel the same way. Sometimes i change the words and make the song about my dad. She loved her daddy as much as i do mine
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    UnregisteredJun 4, 2012 at 6:54 pm
    It makes me cry because me and my twin brother zack and my grandmother lillie used to sing it the living room but i cant know because we dont have the money to buy a new cd for her birthday and it was may 21,2012

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