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Song Lyrics

I was born in West v*rginia
Where the land is black with coal
For a man to feed his family
It takes twelve hours a day a diggin' in a dirty black hole

Way down in the bottom of a mountain
Way down in the bottom of a hole
Way down in the bottom of a mountain
I'm diggin' and a shovelin' and a loadin' out the dirty black coal

Some men give their wives jewelry
Some men give their wives gold
But all I can give to my sweet woman
Are the few dollars I make from diggin' out the dirty black coal

Way down in the bottom of a mountain
Way down in the bottom of a hole
Way down in the bottom of a mountain
I'm diggin' and a shovelin' and a loadin' out the dirty black coal

I draw script for most of my money
I never see a lot of that
I work all week and go to church on Sunday
Well the preacher gonna get what's left when they pass the hat

Way down in the bottom of a mountain
Way down in the bottom of a hole
Way down in the bottom of a mountain
I'm diggin' and a shovelin' and a loadin' out the dirty black coal
I'm diggin' and a shovelin' and a loadin' out the dirty black coal

Release History

The Johnny Cash song "Bottom Of The Mountain" appears on the following albums:
Bootleg Vol 2: From Memphis To Hollywood
18 February 2011

Bootleg Vol 2: From Memphis To Hollywood

  1. KWEM Announcements And Advertisements (0:46)
  2. Johnny Cash Show Intro And Theme) (1:37)
  3. Wide Open Road (2:31)
  4. Home Equipment Company Advertisement (1:16)
  5. One More Ride (2:01)
  6. Home Equipment Company Advertisement/Luther Perkins Intro (1:51)
  7. Luther's Boogie (2:04)
  8. Belshazzar Intro (0:42)
  9. Belshazzar (2:30)
  10. Closing Comments And Theme (1:25)
  11. Overton Park Shell Country Music Jamboree Advertisement By Texas Bill Strength (1:01)
  12. I Walk The Line (Early Demo) (3:03)
  13. Get Rhythm (Early Demo) (2:02)
  14. Train Of Love (Early Demo) (1:53)
  15. Country Boy (Early Demo) (1:48)
  16. My Treasure (Early Demo) (1:18)
  17. Belshazzar (Early Demo) (2:20)
  18. He'll Be A Friend (Early Demo) (1:47)
  19. When I Think Of You (Early Demo) (1:42)
  20. I Just Don't Care Enough (To Carry On) (Early Demo) (2:06)
  21. I'll Cry For You (Early Demo) (2:28)
  22. You're My Baby (Early Demo) (1:37)
  23. Rock And Roll Ruby (Early Demo) (1:41)
  24. Leave That Junk Alone (1:30)
  25. Brakeman's Blues (Incomplete) (1:35)
  26. Big River (1:35)
  27. I Couldn't Keep From Crying (2:09)
  28. New Mexico (2:07)
  29. Goodnight Irene (2:41)
  30. Restless Kid (Demo) (1:54)
  31. It's All Over (Demo) (1:42)
  32. All over Again (2:14)
  33. You Dreamer You (1:50)
  34. I'll Remember You (1:51)
  35. Johnny Yuma Theme (1:58)
  36. Five Minutes To Live (2:04)
  37. The Losing Kind (1:50)
  38. Locomotive Man (Single Version) (2:49)
  39. Girl In Saskatoon (Single Version) (2:12)
  40. There's A Mother Always Waiting (3:01)
  41. Johnny Reb (2:27)
  42. The Shifting, Whispering Sands Part II (2:29)
  43. Send a Picture of Mother (2:53)
  44. Hardin Wouldn't Run (Demo) (3:33)
  45. Thunderball (2:53)
  46. One Too Many Mornings (2:40)
  47. The Frozen Logger (2:24)
  48. Foolish Questions (3:12)
  49. Bottom Of The Mountain (2:29)
  50. Put The Sugar To Bed (Single Version) (2:20)
  51. You Beat All I Ever Saw (Single Version) (2:06)
  52. On The Line (2:22)
  53. Roll Call (Single Version) (2:24)
  54. The Folk Singer (3:06)
  55. Six White Horses (Demo) (2:29)
  56. Come Along And Ride This Train (Demo) (3:39)
Bootleg, Volume 2: From Memphis to Hollywood
18 February 2011

Bootleg, Volume 2: From Memphis to Hollywood

  1. All over Again (2:14)
  2. KWEM Announcements And Advertisements (0:46)
  3. Johnny Cash Show Intro And Theme) (1:37)
  4. You Dreamer You (1:50)
  5. I'll Remember You (1:51)
  6. Wide Open Road (2:31)
  7. Home Equipment Company Advertisement (1:16)
  8. Johnny Yuma Theme (1:58)
  9. Five Minutes To Live (2:04)
  10. One More Ride (2:01)
  11. Home Equipment Company Advertisement/Luther Perkins Intro (1:51)
  12. The Losing Kind (1:50)
  13. Locomotive Man (2:51)
  14. Luther's Boogie (2:04)
  15. Belshazzar Intro (0:42)
  16. Girl in Saskatoon (2:16)
  17. Belshazzar (2:30)
  18. There's A Mother Always Waiting (3:01)
  19. Closing Comments And Theme (1:25)
  20. Johnny Reb (2:27)
  21. Overton Park Shell "Country Music Jamboree" Advertisement (1:03)
  22. Shifting Whispering Sands (2:31)
  23. I Walk the Line (demo) (3:05)
  24. Send a Picture of Mother (2:53)
  25. Get Rhythm (demo) (2:04)
  26. Hardin Wouldn't Run (Demo) (3:33)
  27. Thunderball (2:53)
  28. Train of Love (demo) (1:55)
  29. Country Boy [Demo] (1:50)
  30. One Too Many Mornings (2:40)
  31. My Treasure (demo) (2:32)
  32. The Frozen Logger (2:24)
  33. Belshazzar (demo) (2:22)
  34. Foolish Questions (3:12)
  35. Bottom Of The Mountain (2:29)
  36. He'll Be a Friend (demo) (1:49)
  37. Put The Sugar To Bed (2:24)
  38. When I Think of You (demo) (1:44)
  39. I Just Don't Care Enough (to Carry on) (demo) (2:08)
  40. You Beat All I Ever Saw (2:10)
  41. I'll Cry for You (demo) (2:30)
  42. On The Line (2:22)
  43. Roll Call (2:27)
  44. You're My Baby [Demo] (1:42)
  45. Rock and Roll Ruby (demo) (1:43)
  46. The Folk Singer (3:06)
  47. Six White Horses (Demo) (2:29)
  48. Come Along And Ride This Train (Demo) (3:39)
  49. Leave That Junk Alone (1:30)
  50. Brakeman's Blues (Incomplete) (1:35)
  51. Big River (1:35)
  52. I Couldn't Keep From Crying (2:09)
  53. New Mexico (2:07)
  54. Goodnight Irene (2:41)
  55. Restless Kid (Demo) (1:54)
  56. It's All Over (Demo) (1:42)
The Man In Black, 1963-1969, Plus
1995

The Man In Black, 1963-1969, Plus

  1. Ring of Fire (2:47)
  2. The Matador (2:48)
  3. I'd Still Be There (2:36)
  4. Still in Town (2:36)
  5. El Matador (Spanish) (2:48)
  6. Fuego D'Amor (Anillo De Fuego) (Spanish)) (2:37)
  7. My Old Faded Rose (2:46)
  8. It Ain't Me, Babe (3:05)
  9. Don't Think Twice,it's Alright (2:45)
  10. One Too Many Mornings (2:40)
  11. Mama, You've Been On My Mind (2:56)
  12. The Long Black Veil (3:10)
  13. The Wall (1:49)
  14. Orange Blossom Special (4:01)
  15. Troublesome Waters (3:52)
  16. I Walk The Line (2:50)
  17. Folsom Prison Blues (2:42)
  18. Wreck of The Old '97 (2:48)
  19. Hey Porter (2:15)
  20. Big River (1:35)
  21. All God's Children Ain't Free (2:15)
  22. Amen (2:08)
  23. When It's Springtime In Alaska (2:39)
  24. You Wild Colorado (1:48)
  25. Danny Boy (3:19)
  26. I Still Miss Someone (2:36)
  27. Give My Love to Rose (2:46)
  28. Goodbye Little Darlin' Goodbye (2:16)
  29. Disc 2

  30. Dark As a Dungeon (2:31)
  31. Bottom Of The Mountain (2:29)
  32. Understand Your Man (2:42)
  33. Time And Time Again (2:12)
  34. Hardin Wouldn't Run (3:48)
  35. A Certain Kinda Hurtin' (2:03)
  36. How Did You Get Away From Me (2:03)
  37. Bad News (2:57)
  38. A Cup Of Coffee (4:45)
  39. Dirty Old Egg Sucking Hound (2:27)
  40. The One on The Right is on The Left (2:51)
  41. Concerning Your New Song (3:31)
  42. The Bug That Tried to Crawl Around The World (2:58)
  43. Flushed from The Bathroom of Your Heart (2:05)
  44. Dirty Old Egg Sucking Dog (2:09)
  45. Take Me Home (2:43)
  46. The Song Of The Coward (3:36)
  47. Please Don't Play Red River Valley (2:57)
  48. Foolish Questions (3:12)
  49. The Singing Star's Queen (3:00)
  50. Austin Prison (2:10)
  51. Boa Constrictor (1:47)
  52. Everybody Loves a Nut (2:08)
  53. The Sound Of Laughter (2:40)
  54. Joe Bean (3:08)
  55. Disc 3

  56. The Frozen Logger (2:24)
  57. The Baby Is Mine (2:33)
  58. Happy to Be with You (3:14)
  59. For Lovin' Me (2:40)
  60. Wabash Cannonball (2:42)
  61. Guess Things Happen That Way (1:49)
  62. Happiness is You (2:59)
  63. Ancient History (2:23)
  64. You Comb Her Hair (2:42)
  65. A Wound Time Can't Erase (2:37)
  66. Is This My Destiny? (2:32)
  67. Jackson (2:44)
  68. Pack up Your Sorrows (2:30)
  69. The Long Legged Guitar Pickin' Man (2:36)
  70. Fast Boat To Sidney (2:31)
  71. You'll Be All Right (1:49)
  72. I Got a Woman (3:19)
  73. What'd I Say (2:51)
  74. Oh, What a Good Thing We Had (2:47)
  75. No No No (1:52)
  76. Shanty Town (2:23)
  77. The Matador (Original) (2:47)
  78. Wer Kennt Den Weg (Without Vocal Chorus) (2:35)
  79. In Virginia (Without Vocal Chorus) (2:11)
  80. Kleine Rosmarie (Without Vocal Chorus) (1:57)
  81. Besser So, Jenny-Jo (Without Vocal Chorus) (2:28)
  82. Wer Kennt Den Weg (2:04)
  83. In Virginia (2:07)
  84. Kleine Rosmarie (1:57)
  85. Besser So, Jenny-Jo (2:11)
  86. Disc 4

  87. Thunderball (2:53)
  88. The Sons of Katie Elder (2:35)
  89. Put The Sugar To Bed (2:24)
  90. Red Velvet (2:48)
  91. Rosanna's Going Wild (2:00)
  92. The Wind Changes (2:49)
  93. On The Line (2:22)
  94. Roll Call (2:27)
  95. You Beat All I Ever Saw (2:10)
  96. I Tremble For You (2:15)
  97. Cattle Call (Instrumental) (2:07)
  98. Bill's Theme (Instrumental) (2:11)
  99. Outside Looking In (Instrumental) (2:33)
  100. Spanish Harlem (Instrumental) (2:41)
  101. The Folk Singer (3:06)
  102. Southwind (3:15)
  103. The Devil To Pay (3:28)
  104. 'Cause I Love You (2:34)
  105. See Ruby Fall (2:52)
  106. Route # 1, Box 144 (2:29)
  107. Sing A Traveling Song (3:06)
  108. If I Were a Carpenter (2:18)
  109. To Beat The Devil (4:24)
  110. Blistered (2:24)
  111. Wrinkled Crinkled Wadded Dollar Bill (2:33)
  112. I've Got A Thing About Trains (2:50)
  113. Six White Horses (2:45)
  114. Jesus Was A Carpenter (3:58)
  115. The Man In Black (2:52)
  116. Disc 5

  117. The Christmas Spirit (4:59)
  118. I Heard The Bells on Christmas Day (2:28)
  119. Blue Christmas (2:21)
  120. The Gifts They Gave (3:31)
  121. Here Was a Man (2:43)
  122. Christmas As I Knew It (3:40)
  123. Silent Night (2:02)
  124. The Little Drummer Boy (2:33)
  125. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear (3:00)
  126. Ringing The Bells for Jim (2:44)
  127. We Are The Shepherds (3:13)
  128. Who Kept The Sheep (1:56)
  129. The Ballad Of The Harp Weaver (4:23)
  130. Wildwood Flower (2:14)
  131. Engine 143 (3:34)
  132. Keep On The Sunnyside (2:28)
  133. Single Girl, Married Girl (2:21)
  134. The Banks Of The Ohio (4:05)
  135. My Clinch Mountain Home (2:56)
  136. Lonesome Valley (2:04)
  137. Worried Man Blues (2:39)
  138. The Wabash Cannonball (2:32)
  139. Brown Hearted Lover (2:24)
  140. Brown Eyes (3:26)
  141. I'm Working On A Building (2:41)
  142. Gathering Flowers From The Hillside (2:35)
  143. When The Roses Bloom Again (2:37)
  144. Disc 6

  145. Rock Island Line (2:11)
  146. Ballad of Ira Hayes (3:25)
  147. Keep On The Sunny Side (1:42)
The Man in Black: 1963-'69 Plus
06 October 1995

The Man in Black: 1963-'69 Plus

  1. Dark As a Dungeon (2:31)
  2. Ring of Fire (2:47)
  3. The Christmas Spirit (4:59)
  4. The Frozen Logger (2:24)
  5. Thunderball (2:53)
  6. Bottom Of The Mountain (2:29)
  7. I Heard The Bells on Christmas Day (2:28)
  8. The Baby Is Mine (2:33)
  9. The Matador (2:48)
  10. The Sons of Katie Elder (2:35)
  11. Blue Christmas (2:21)
  12. Happy to Be with You (3:14)
  13. I'd Still Be There (2:36)
  14. Put The Sugar To Bed (2:24)
  15. Understand Your Man (2:42)
  16. For Lovin' Me (2:40)
  17. Red Velvet (2:48)
  18. Rock Island Line (2:11)
  19. Still in Town (2:36)
  20. The Gifts They Gave (3:31)
  21. Time And Time Again (2:12)
  22. El Matador (Spanish) (2:48)
  23. Here Was a Man (2:43)
  24. Rosanna's Going Wild (2:00)
  25. Wabash Cannonball (2:42)
  26. Christmas As I Knew It (3:40)
  27. Fuego D'Amor (Anillo De Fuego) (Spanish)) (2:37)
  28. Guess Things Happen That Way (1:49)
  29. Hardin Wouldn't Run (3:48)
  30. The Wind Changes (2:49)
  31. Ballad of Ira Hayes (3:25)
  32. Happiness is You (2:59)
  33. My Old Faded Rose (2:46)
  34. On The Line (2:22)
  35. Silent Night (2:02)
  36. A Certain Kinda Hurtin' (2:03)
  37. Ancient History (2:23)
  38. It Ain't Me, Babe (3:05)
  39. Keep On The Sunny Side (1:42)
  40. Roll Call (2:27)
  41. The Little Drummer Boy (2:33)
  42. Don't Think Twice,it's Alright (2:45)
  43. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear (3:00)
  44. You Beat All I Ever Saw (2:10)
  45. You Comb Her Hair (2:42)
  46. A Wound Time Can't Erase (2:37)
  47. How Did You Get Away From Me (2:03)
  48. I Tremble For You (2:15)
  49. One Too Many Mornings (2:40)
  50. Ringing The Bells for Jim (2:44)
  51. Bad News (2:57)
  52. Cattle Call (Instrumental) (2:07)
  53. Is This My Destiny? (2:32)
  54. Mama, You've Been On My Mind (2:56)
  55. We Are The Shepherds (3:13)
  56. A Cup Of Coffee (4:45)
  57. Bill's Theme (Instrumental) (2:11)
  58. Jackson (2:44)
  59. The Long Black Veil (3:10)
  60. Who Kept The Sheep (1:56)
  61. Dirty Old Egg Sucking Hound (2:27)
  62. Outside Looking In (Instrumental) (2:33)
  63. Pack up Your Sorrows (2:30)
  64. The Ballad Of The Harp Weaver (4:23)
  65. The Wall (1:49)
  66. Orange Blossom Special (4:01)
  67. Spanish Harlem (Instrumental) (2:41)
  68. The Long Legged Guitar Pickin' Man (2:36)
  69. The One on The Right is on The Left (2:51)
  70. Wildwood Flower (2:14)
  71. Concerning Your New Song (3:31)
  72. Engine 143 (3:34)
  73. Fast Boat To Sidney (2:31)
  74. The Folk Singer (3:06)
  75. Troublesome Waters (3:52)
  76. I Walk The Line (2:50)
  77. Keep On The Sunnyside (2:28)
  78. Southwind (3:15)
  79. The Bug That Tried to Crawl Around The World (2:58)
  80. You'll Be Alright (1:49)
  81. Flushed from The Bathroom of Your Heart (2:05)
  82. Folsom Prison Blues (2:42)
  83. I Got a Woman (3:19)
  84. Single Girl, Married Girl (2:21)
  85. The Devil To Pay (3:28)
  86. 'Cause I Love You (2:34)
  87. Dirty Old Egg Sucking Dog (2:09)
  88. The Banks Of The Ohio (4:05)
  89. What'd I Say (1995) (2:45)
  90. Wreck of The Old '97 (2:48)
  91. Hey Porter (2:15)
  92. My Clinch Mountain Home (2:56)
  93. Oh, What a Good Thing We Had (2:47)
  94. See Ruby Fall (2:52)
  95. Take Me Home (2:43)
  96. Big River (1:35)
  97. Lonesome Valley (2:04)
  98. No No No (1:52)
  99. Route # 1, Box 144 (2:29)
  100. The Song Of The Coward (3:36)
  101. All God's Children Ain't Free (2:15)
  102. Please Don't Play Red River Valley (2:57)
  103. Shantytown (2:23)
  104. Sing A Traveling Song (3:06)
  105. Worried Man Blues (2:39)
  106. Amen (2:08)
  107. Foolish Questions (3:12)
  108. If I Were a Carpenter (2:18)
  109. The Wabash Cannonball (2:32)
  110. What'd I Say (2:51)
  111. Brown Hearted Lover (2:24)
  112. The Singing Star's Queen (3:00)
  113. To Beat The Devil (4:24)
  114. When It's Springtime In Alaska (2:39)
  115. Austin Prison (2:10)
  116. Blistered (2:24)
  117. Brown Eyes (3:26)
  118. The Matador (Original) (2:47)
  119. You Wild Colorado (1:48)
  120. Boa Constrictor (1:47)
  121. Danny Boy (3:19)
  122. I'm Working On A Building (2:41)
  123. Wer Kennt Den Weg (Without Vocal Chorus) (2:35)
  124. Wrinkled Crinkled Wadded Dollar Bill (2:33)
  125. Everybody Loves a Nut (2:08)
  126. Gathering Flowers From The Hillside (2:35)
  127. I Still Miss Someone (2:36)
  128. I've Got A Thing About Trains (2:50)
  129. In Virginia (Without Vocal Chorus) (2:11)
  130. Give My Love to Rose (2:46)
  131. Kleine Rosmarie (Without Vocal Chorus) (1:57)
  132. Six White Horses (2:45)
  133. The Sound Of Laughter (2:40)
  134. When The Roses Bloom Again (2:37)
  135. Besser So, Jenny-Jo (Without Vocal Chorus) (2:28)
  136. Goodbye Little Darlin' Goodbye (2:16)
  137. Jesus Was A Carpenter (3:58)
  138. Joe Bean (3:08)
  139. The Man In Black (2:52)
  140. Wer Kennt Den Weg (2:04)
  141. In Virginia (2:07)
  142. Kleine Rosmarie (1:57)
  143. Besser So, Jenny-Jo (2:11)

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