Youll Never Leave Harlan Alive Song Lyrics and Chords By ( Darrell Scott )

Youll Never Leave Harlan Alive is one of the most popular songs of the time. Youll Never Leave Harlan Alive lyrics written by Darrell Scott. This song has sung by Darrell Scott

Singer Darrell Scott
Released 1997
Album Aloha from Nashville
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Youll Never Leave Harlan Alive Song Lyrics

In the deep dark hills of eastern Kentucky

That’s the place where I trace my bloodline

And it’s there I read on a hillside gravestone

“You’ll never leave Harlan alive”

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Oh, my grandfather’s dad crossed the Cumberland Mountains

Where he took a pretty girl to be his bride

Said, “Won’t you walk with me, out of the mouth of this holler

or we’ll never leave Harlan alive”

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Where the sun comes up about ten in the mornin’

And the sun goes down about three in the day

And you fill your cup with whatever bitter brew you’re drinkin’

And you spend your life just thinkin’ of how to get away

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No one ever knew there was coal in them mountains

Till a man from the northeast arrived

Wavin’ hundred dollar bills, said, “I’ll pay you for your minerals”

But he never left Harlan alive

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Grandma sold out cheap and they moved out west of Pineville

To a farm where Big Richland River winds

And I bet they danced them a jig

And they laughed and sang a new song

“Who said we’d never leave Harlan alive”

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But the times they got hard and tobacco wasn’t sellin’

And old granddad knew what he’d do to survive

He went and dug for Harlan coal

And sent the money back to grandma

But he never left Harlan alive

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Where the sun comes up about ten in the mornin’

And the sun goes down about three in the day

And you fill your cup with whatever bitter brew you’re drinkin’

And you spend your life diggin’ coal from the bottom of your grave

You’ll never leave Harlan alive

Youll Never Leave Harlan Alive Song Chrods

In the deep, dark hills of eastern Kentucky

That’s the place where I trace my bloodline

And it’s there I read on a hillside gravestone

You will never leave Harlan alive

Well my granddad’s dad walked down Katahrins Mountain

And he asked Tillie Helton to be his bride

Said, won’t you walk with me out of the mouth of this holler

Or we’ll never leave Harlan alive

Where the sun comes up about ten in the morning

And the sun goes down about three in the day

And you fill your cup with whatever bitter brew you’re drinkin’

And you spend your life just thinkin’ of how to get away

No one ever knew there was coal in them mountains

‘Til a man from the Northeast arrived

Waving them hundred dollar bills said, hey I’ll pay you for your minerals

But he never left Harlan alive

Granny sold out cheap and they moved out west of Pineville

To a farm where big Richland River winds

I bet they danced them a jig, laughed and sang a new song

Who said we’d never leave Harlan alive




But the times they got hard and tobacco wasn’t selling

And ole granddad knew what he’d do to survive

He went and dug for Harlan coal and sent the money back to granny

But he never left Harlan alive

Where the sun comes up about ten in the morning

And the sun goes down about three in the day

And you fill your cup with whatever bitter brew you’re drinkin’

And you spend your life just thinkin’ of how to get away

Where the sun comes up about ten in the morning

And the sun goes down about three in the day

And you fill your cup with whatever bitter brew you’re drinkin’

And you spend your life digging coal from the bottom of your grave

In the deep, dark hills of eastern Kentucky

That’s the place where I trace my bloodline

And it’s there I read on a hillside gravestone

You’ll never leave Harlan alive

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