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Author
The Folksmen "Blood on the Coal"
Song Length:  3:04
Tempo:  Moderate (about 124bpm)

This song was on the soundtrack to "A Mighty Wind".  This band consists of the same
three members as that legendary group, Spinal Tap!  It appears Michael McKean and
Christopher Guest have struck gold again with this parody.

Standard Tuning:  EADGBE

[Intro]
(0:00):

Guitar 1:

e|------|-10----12----13----12----|-10----12----13----12----|
B|---10-|----10----10----10----10-|----10----10----10-------|
G|------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D|------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A|------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
E|------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

Guitar 2:

e|------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
B|---10-|-10-----8-----6-----5----|-10-----8-----6-----5----|
G|------|----10-----9-----7-----5-|----10-----9-----7-------|
D|------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A|------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
E|------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

Both Guitars (0:04):

     Dm
e|------1-----1-----1-----1-|----1-----1-----1-----1-|
B|------3-----3-----3-----3-|----3-----3-----3-----3-|
G|------2-----2-----2-----2-|----2-----2-----2-----2-|
D|---0-----------0----------|-0-----------0----------|
A|---------0-----------0----|-------0-----------0----|
E|--------------------------|------------------------|
    
[Verse 1]
 (0:09):
     Dm                       C                 Em
e|------1-----1-----1-------|----0-----0-----0-----0-|
B|------3-----3-----3-------|----1-----1-----1-----0-|
G|------2-----2-----2-------|----0-----0-----0-----0-|
D|—--0-----------0----------|------------------------|
A|---------0-----------0—-2-|-3-----------3-----2----|
E|--------------------------|-------3----------------|
    
     Am                       Dm
e|------0-----0-----0-----0-|----1-----1-----1-----1-|
B|------1-----1-----1-----1-|----3-----3-----3-----3-|
G|------2-----2-----2-----2-|----2-----2-----2-----2-|
D|---------------------2----|-0-----------0----------|
A|---0-----0-----0----------|-------0-----------0----|
E|--------------------------|------------------------|

     Dm                       C                 Em
e|------1-----1-----1-------|----0-----0-----0-----0-|
B|------3-----3-----3-------|----1-----1-----1-----0-|
G|------2-----2-----2-------|----0-----0-----0-----0-|
D|—--0-----------0----------|------------------------|
A|---------0-----------0—-2-|-3-----------3-----2----|
E|--------------------------|-------3----------------|

     Am                       Dm                    
e|------0-----0-----0-----0-|-1-----1-----1----------|
B|------1-----1-----1-----1-|-3-----3-----3----------|
G|------2-----2-----2-----2-|-2-----2-----2-----2----|
D|---------------------2----|-0-----0-----0-----0----|
A|---0-----0-----0----------|------------------------|
E|--------------------------|------------------------|

[Chorus]
 (0:26):
     Dm                       C                 Em
e|------1-----1-----1-------|----0-----0-----0-----0-|
B|------3-----3-----3-------|----1-----1-----1-----0-|
G|------2-----2-----2-------|----0-----0-----0-----0-|
D|—--0-----------0----------|------------------------|
A|---------0-----------0—-2-|-3-----------3-----2----|
E|--------------------------|-------3----------------|
    
     Am                       Dm                     
e|------0-----0-----0-----0-|----1-----1-----1-----1-|
B|------1-----1-----1-----1-|----3-----3-----3-----3-|
G|------2-----2-----2-----2-|----2-----2-----2-----2-|
D|---------------------2----|-0-----------0----------|
A|---0-----0-----0----------|-------0-----------0----|
E|--------------------------|------------------------|

     Dm                       C                 Em
e|------1-----1-----1-------|----0-----0-----0-----0-|
B|------3-----3-----3-------|----1-----1-----1-----0-|
G|------2-----2-----2-------|----0-----0-----0-----0-|
D|—--0-----------0----------|------------------------|
A|---------0-----------0—-2-|-3-----------3-----2----|
E|--------------------------|-------3----------------|
    
     Am                       Dm                     
e|------0-----0-----0-----0-|----1-----1-----1-----1-|
B|------1-----1-----1-----1-|----3-----3-----3-----3-|
G|------2-----2-----2-----2-|----2-----2-----2-----2-|
D|---------------------2----|-0-----------0----------|
A|---0-----0-----0----------|-------0-----------0----|
E|--------------------------|------------------------|

     Dm
e|------1-----1-----1-----1-|----1-----1-----1-----1-|
B|------3-----3-----3-----3-|----3-----3-----3-----3-|
G|------2-----2-----2-----2-|----2-----2-----2-----2-|
D|---0-----------0----------|-0-----------0----------|
A|---------0-----------0----|-------0-----------0----|
E|--------------------------|------------------------|

     C                 Em     Am
e|------0-----0-----0-----0-|----0-----0-----0-----0-|
B|------1-----1-----1-----0-|----1-----1-----1-----1-|
G|------0-----0-----0-----0-|----2-----2-----2-----2-|
D|—-------------------------|------------------------|
A|---3-----------3-----2----|-0-----0-----0-----0----|
E|---------3----------------|------------------------|

[Verse 2]
 (0:52):
     Dm                       C                 Em
e|------1-----1-----1-------|----0-----0-----0-----0-|
B|------3-----3-----3-------|----1-----1-----1-----0-|
G|------2-----2-----2-------|----0-----0-----0-----0-|
D|—--0-----------0----------|------------------------|
A|---------0-----------0—-2-|-3-----------3-----2----|
E|--------------------------|-------3----------------|
    
     Am                       Dm
e|------0-----0-----0-----0-|----1-----1-----1-----1-|
B|------1-----1-----1-----1-|----3-----3-----3-----3-|
G|------2-----2-----2-----2-|----2-----2-----2-----2-|
D|---------------------2----|-0-----------0----------|
A|---0-----0-----0----------|-------0-----------0----|
E|--------------------------|------------------------|

     Dm                       C                 Em
e|------1-----1-----1-------|----0-----0-----0-----0-|
B|------3-----3-----3-------|----1-----1-----1-----0-|
G|------2-----2-----2-------|----0-----0-----0-----0-|
D|—--0-----------0----------|------------------------|
A|---------0-----------0—-2-|-3-----------3-----2----|
E|--------------------------|-------3----------------|

     Am                       Dm                slap    
e|------0-----0-----0-----0-|-1-----1-----1-----I----|
B|------1-----1-----1-----1-|-3-----3-----3-----I----|
G|------2-----2-----2-----2-|-2-----2-----2-----I----|
D|---------------------2----|-0-----0-----0-----I----|
A|---0-----0-----0----------|-------------------I----|
E|--------------------------|-------------------I----|

[Chorus]
 (1:08):
     Dm                       C                 Em
e|------1-----1-----1-------|----0-----0-----0-----0-|
B|------3-----3-----3-------|----1-----1-----1-----0-|
G|------2-----2-----2-------|----0-----0-----0-----0-|
D|—--0-----------0----------|------------------------|
A|---------0-----------0—-2-|-3-----------3-----2----|
E|--------------------------|-------3----------------|
    
     Am                       Dm                     
e|------0-----0-----0-----0-|----1-----1-----1-----1-|
B|------1-----1-----1-----1-|----3-----3-----3-----3-|
G|------2-----2-----2-----2-|----2-----2-----2-----2-|
D|---------------------2----|-0-----------0----------|
A|---0-----0-----0----------|-------0-----------0----|
E|--------------------------|------------------------|

     Dm                       C                 Em
e|------1-----1-----1-------|----0-----0-----0-----0-|
B|------3-----3-----3-------|----1-----1-----1-----0-|
G|------2-----2-----2-------|----0-----0-----0-----0-|
D|—--0-----------0----------|------------------------|
A|---------0-----------0—-2-|-3-----------3-----2----|
E|--------------------------|-------3----------------|
    
     Am                       Dm                     
e|------0-----0-----0-----0-|----1-----1-----1-----1-|
B|------1-----1-----1-----1-|----3-----3-----3-----3-|
G|------2-----2-----2-----2-|----2-----2-----2-----2-|
D|---------------------2----|-0-----------0----------|
A|---0-----0-----0----------|-------0-----------0----|
E|--------------------------|------------------------|

     Dm
e|------1-----1-----1-----1-|----1-----1-----1-----1-|
B|------3-----3-----3-----3-|----3-----3-----3-----3-|
G|------2-----2-----2-----2-|----2-----2-----2-----2-|
D|---0-----------0----------|-0-----------0----------|
A|---------0-----------0----|-------0-----------0----|
E|--------------------------|------------------------|

     C                 Em     Am
e|------0-----0-----0-----0-|----0-----0-----0-----0-|
B|------1-----1-----1-----0-|----1-----1-----1-----1-|
G|------0-----0-----0-----0-|----2-----2-----2-----2-|
D|—-------------------------|------------------------|
A|---3-----------3-----2----|-0-----0-----0-----0----|
E|---------3----------------|------------------------|

[Verse 3]
 (1:33):
     Dm                       C                 Em
e|------1-----1-----1-------|----0-----0-----0-----0-|
B|------3-----3-----3-------|----1-----1-----1-----0-|
G|------2-----2-----2-------|----0-----0-----0-----0-|
D|—--0-----------0----------|------------------------|
A|---------0-----------0—-2-|-3-----------3-----2----|
E|--------------------------|-------3----------------|
    
     Am                       Dm
e|------0-----0-----0-----0-|----1-----1-----1-----1-|
B|------1-----1-----1-----1-|----3-----3-----3-----3-|
G|------2-----2-----2-----2-|----2-----2-----2-----2-|
D|---------------------2----|-0-----------0----------|
A|---0-----0-----0----------|-------0-----------0----|
E|--------------------------|------------------------|

Split 
(1:41):

 Guitar 1:
     Tremolo~~~~~             Tremolo~~~~~~~~
e|------7~~~~~~~~7—8--------|----7~~~~~~~~~~~6-------|
B|------6~~~~~~~~6—6--------|----6~~~~~~~~~~~5-------|
G|--------------------------|------------------------|
D|--------------------------|------------------------|
A|--------------------------|------------------------|
E|--------------------------|------------------------|

 Guitar 2:
     Dm
e|------1-----1-----1-----1-|----1-----1-----1-----1-|
B|------3-----3-----3-----3-|----3-----3-----3-----3-|
G|------2-----2-----2-----2-|----2-----2-----2-----2-|
D|---0-----------0----------|-0-----------0----------|
A|---------0-----------0----|-------0-----------0----|
E|--------------------------|------------------------|

 Both Guitars (1:45):
     Dm                       C                 Em
e|------1-----1-----1-------|----0-----0-----0-----0-|
B|------3-----3-----3-------|----1-----1-----1-----0-|
G|------2-----2-----2-------|----0-----0-----0-----0-|
D|—--0-----------0----------|------------------------|
A|---------0-----------0—-2-|-3-----------3-----2----|
E|--------------------------|-------3----------------|

     Am                       Dm                slap    
e|------0-----0-----0-----0-|-1-----1-----1-----I----|
B|------1-----1-----1-----1-|-3-----3-----3-----I----|
G|------2-----2-----2-----2-|-2-----2-----2-----I----|
D|---------------------2----|-0-----0-----0-----I----|
A|---0-----0-----0----------|-------------------I----|
E|--------------------------|-------------------I----|

[Chorus]
(1:53):

     Dm                       C                 Em
e|------1-----1-----1-------|----0-----0-----0-----0-|
B|------3-----3-----3-------|----1-----1-----1-----0-|
G|------2-----2-----2-------|----0-----0-----0-----0-|
D|—--0-----------0----------|------------------------|
A|---------0-----------0—-2-|-3-----------3-----2----|
E|--------------------------|-------3----------------|
    
     Am                       Dm                     
e|------0-----0-----0-----0-|----1-----1-----1-----1-|
B|------1-----1-----1-----1-|----3-----3-----3-----3-|
G|------2-----2-----2-----2-|----2-----2-----2-----2-|
D|---------------------2----|-0-----------0----------|
A|---0-----0-----0----------|-------0-----------0----|
E|--------------------------|------------------------|

     Dm                       C                 Em
e|------1-----1-----1-------|----0-----0-----0-----0-|
B|------3-----3-----3-------|----1-----1-----1-----0-|
G|------2-----2-----2-------|----0-----0-----0-----0-|
D|—--0-----------0----------|------------------------|
A|---------0-----------0—-2-|-3-----------3-----2----|
E|--------------------------|-------3----------------|
    
     Am                       Dm                     
e|------0-----0-----0-----0-|----1-----1-----1-----1-|
B|------1-----1-----1-----1-|----3-----3-----3-----3-|
G|------2-----2-----2-----2-|----2-----2-----2-----2-|
D|---------------------2----|-0-----------0----------|
A|---0-----0-----0----------|-------0-----------0----|
E|--------------------------|------------------------|

     Dm
e|------1-----1-----1-----1-|----1-----1-----1-----1-|
B|------3-----3-----3-----3-|----3-----3-----3-----3-|
G|------2-----2-----2-----2-|----2-----2-----2-----2-|
D|---0-----------0----------|-0-----------0----------|
A|---------0-----------0----|-------0-----------0----|
E|--------------------------|------------------------|

     C                 Em     Am
e|------0-----0-----0-----0-|----0-----0-----0-----0-|
B|------1-----1-----1-----0-|----1-----1-----1-----1-|
G|------0-----0-----0-----0-|----2-----2-----2-----2-|
D|—-------------------------|------------------------|
A|---3-----------3-----2----|-0-----0-----0-----0----|
E|---------3----------------|------------------------|

[Verse 4]
 (2:18):
     Dm                       C                 Em
e|------1-----1-----1-------|----0-----0-----0-----0-|
B|------3-----3-----3-------|----1-----1-----1-----0-|
G|------2-----2-----2-------|----0-----0-----0-----0-|
D|—--0-----------0----------|------------------------|
A|---------0-----------0—-2-|-3-----------3-----2----|
E|--------------------------|-------3----------------|
    
     Am                       Dm
e|------0-----0-----0-----0-|----1-----1-----1-----1-|
B|------1-----1-----1-----1-|----3-----3-----3-----3-|
G|------2-----2-----2-----2-|----2-----2-----2-----2-|
D|---------------------2----|-0-----------0----------|
A|---0-----0-----0----------|-------0-----------0----|
E|--------------------------|------------------------|

     Dm                       C                 Em
e|------1-----1-----1-------|----0-----0-----0-----0-|
B|------3-----3-----3-------|----1-----1-----1-----0-|
G|------2-----2-----2-------|----0-----0-----0-----0-|
D|—--0-----------0----------|------------------------|
A|---------0-----------0—-2-|-3-----------3-----2----|
E|--------------------------|-------3----------------|

     Am                       Dm                
e|------0-----0-----0-----0-|-1-----1-----1----------|
B|------1-----1-----1-----1-|-3-----3-----3----------|
G|------2-----2-----2-----2-|-2-----2-----2-----2----|
D|---------------------2----|-0-----0-----0-----0----|
A|---0-----0-----0----------|------------------------|
E|--------------------------|------------------------|

[Chorus]
 (2:34)
     Dm                       C                 Em
e|------1-----1-----1-------|----0-----0-----0-----0-|
B|------3-----3-----3-------|----1-----1-----1-----0-|
G|------2-----2-----2-------|----0-----0-----0-----0-|
D|—--0-----------0----------|------------------------|
A|---------0-----------0—-2-|-3-----------3-----2----|
E|--------------------------|-------3----------------|
    
     Am                       Dm                     
e|------0-----0-----0-----0-|----1-----1-----1-----1-|
B|------1-----1-----1-----1-|----3-----3-----3-----3-|
G|------2-----2-----2-----2-|----2-----2-----2-----2-|
D|---------------------2----|-0-----------0----------|
A|---0-----0-----0----------|-------0-----------0----|
E|--------------------------|------------------------|

     Dm                       C                 Em
e|------1-----1-----1-------|----0-----0-----0-----0-|
B|------3-----3-----3-------|----1-----1-----1-----0-|
G|------2-----2-----2-------|----0-----0-----0-----0-|
D|—--0-----------0----------|------------------------|
A|---------0-----------0—-2-|-3-----------3-----2----|
E|--------------------------|-------3----------------|
    
     Am                       Dm                     
e|------0-----0-----0-----0-|----1-----1-----1-----1-|
B|------1-----1-----1-----1-|----3-----3-----3-----3-|
G|------2-----2-----2-----2-|----2-----2-----2-----2-|
D|---------------------2----|-0-----------0----------|
A|---0-----0-----0----------|-------0-----------0----|
E|--------------------------|------------------------|

     Dm
e|------1-----1-----1-----1-|----1-----1-----1-----1-|
B|------3-----3-----3-----3-|----3-----3-----3-----3-|
G|------2-----2-----2-----2-|----2-----2-----2-----2-|
D|---0-----------0----------|-0-----------0----------|
A|---------0-----------0----|-------0-----------0----|
E|--------------------------|------------------------|

 One Guitar Only (2:55):      
       C           Am          Dm
e|—----0-----|-----0-----|-----1-----|
B|—----1-----|-----1-----|-----3-----|
G|-----0-----|-----2-----|-----2-----|
D|-----2-----|-----2-----|-----0-----|
A|-----3-----|-----0-----|-----------|
E|-----------|-----------|-----------|


Lyrics:

[Verse 1]

It was April 27th in the year of '91
'Bout a mile below the surface in the warm Kentucky sun
The late shift was ending and the early shift was late
And the foreman ate his dinner from a dirty tin plate

[Chorus]

Blood on the tracks, blood in the mine
Brothers and sisters, what a terrible time (what a terrible time)
Ol' 97 went in the wrong hole
Now in mine #60 there's blood on the coal
(Blood on the coal)
(Blood on the coal)

[Verse 2]

Well the slag pits were steamin', it was 7:25
Every miner with a coal face, every one of them alive
The train came 'round the corner, you could hear the trestle growin'
But the switcher wasn't listenin' so he left the switch alone

[Chorus]

Blood on the tracks, blood in the mine
Brothers and sisters, what a terrible time (what a terrible time)
Ol' 97 went in the wrong hole
Now in mine #60 there's blood on the coal
(Blood on the coal)
(Blood on the coal)

[Verse 3]

Well the walls began to tremble and the men began to yell
They could hear that lonesome whistle like an echo out of... well...
They dropped their picks and shovels as to safety they did run
For to stay amongst the living in the year of '91

[Chorus]

Blood on the tracks, blood in the mine
Brothers and sisters, what a terrible time (what a terrible time)
Ol' 97 went in the wrong hole
Now in mine #60 there's blood on the coal
(Blood on the coal)
(Blood on the coal)

[Verse 4]

Now an Irishman named Murphy said "I'll stop that iron horse!"
As he stood athwart its passage and it crushed him dead of course
And I hope he hears the irony when e'er this tale is told
That the train that took his life was burnin' good Kentucky coal (hey!)

[Verse 5]

Blood on the tracks, blood in the mine
Brothers and sisters, what a terrible time (what a terrible time)
Ol' 97 went in the wrong hole
Now in mine #60 there's blood on the coal
(Blood on the coal)
(Blood on the coal)



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