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Jellico Coal Man (by T Bone Burnett)

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I’ve got a little black ring around my neck
And I will sell you coal by the bushel or the peck
I will sell you coal by the gallon or the pound
And you don’t have to look for me I’ll be around

Yellin’ Jellico coal man
Jellico coal man
Jellico coal man
Coal, coal, coal

There is coal that’s soft and coal that’s hard
I will bring it around to your backyard
I love chocolate cake and apple pie
I believe I will have a piece when I come by.

I’m the Jellico coal man
Jellico coal man
Jellico coal man
Coal, coal, coal

It comes direct from the Jellico mine
It will warm your baby in the winter time
When the sun comes up that’s the time I start
You will see me comin’ with my two-wheel cart.

Yellin’ Jellico coal man
Jellico coal man
Jellico coal man
Coal, coal, coal

Jellico coal man
I’m the Jellico coal man
Jellico coal man
Coal, coal, coal
Coal, coal, coal
Coal, coal, coal

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