Millie in her black dress, black hat, and her black lace veil
Coal bead necklace around her neck as she bids her last farewell
If I were in Aunt Millie's shoes, I'd tell them to go to hell
'Cause a miner's pay when he's in the grave is pennies in a well

Millie met Benjamin when they were seventeen
At the miners' dance they first held hands
Now she still wears his ring
But now she's in a church pew and her mother's by her side
And Benjamin is in a box made of Pennsylvania pine


The company that he worked for said they were not to blame
And Millie was too poor to pay to fight and file a claim
So as I stare at that sunlight shining on the old oak floor
I wonder if a coal mine looks just like hell's front door


Oh, a miner's pay when he's in the grave is pennies in a well


from Bring Em On Home, released November 20, 2018
Produced by Reed Turchi

Fiddle: Ian Cory


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