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The L & N Don't Stop Here Anymore Lyrics

Artist: Johnny Cash
Album: Unearthed

When I was a curly headed baby
My daddy sat me down on his knee
He said, "son, go to school and get your letters,
Don't you be a dusty coal miner, boy, like me."

[Chorus:]
I was born and raised at the mouth of hazard hollow
The coal cars rolled and rumbled past my door
But now they stand in a rusty row all empty
Because the l & n don't stop here anymore

I used to think my daddy was a black man
With script enough to buy the company store
But now he goes to town with empty pockets
And his face is white as a February snow

[Chorus]

I never thought I'd learn to love the coal dust
I never thought I'd pray to hear that whistle roar
Oh, god, I wish the grass would turn to money
And those green backs would fill my pockets once more

[Chorus]

Last night I dreamed I went down to the office
To get my pay like a had done before
But them ol' kudzu vines were coverin' the door
And there were leaves and grass growin' right up through the floor

[Chorus]
Comments/Interpretations
by Rachel on 5/30/2008 2:05pm
I sing this with my choir and it is my favourite song!
by Bob on 4/23/2011 3:54pm
Jean Ritchie wrote this song, not Johnny Cash.
by Jim_Thomas on 1/1/2012 3:38pm
It's the Hazard "Holler", not "Hollow".
A Holler is an Appalachian name for a small, rounded valley. There were a bunch of mines there in the late 1800's and early 1900's.
by Shirley_Goodwin on 1/12/2012 3:00pm
And it's "scrip", not "script".
by erinmical on 1/18/2013 2:59am
Hollow is in fact spelled correctly but pronounced holler.


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