Working In The Coal Mine

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Working in the coal mine
Going down, down, down
Working in the coal mine
Whoop, I wanna sit down

Working in the coal mine
Going down, down, down
Working in the coal mine
Whoop, I wanna sit down

Five o'clock in the morning
I'm already up and gone
Lord, I'm so tired
How long can this go on

Working in the coal mine
Going down, down, down
Working in the coal mine
Whoop, I wanna sit down

Working in the coal mine
Going down, down, down
Working in the coal mine
Whoop, I wanna sit down

'Cause I work every morning
Hauling coal by the ton
But when Saturday rolls around
I'm too tired to have any fun

Working in the coal mine
Going down, down, down
Working in the coal mine
Whoop, I wanna sit down

Working in the coal mine
Going down, down, down
Working in the coal mine
Whoop, I wanna sit down

Lord, I'm so tired
How long can this go on?

Working in the coal mine
Going down, down, down
Working in the coal mine
Whoop, I wanna sit down

Working in the coal mine
Going down, down, down
Working in the coal mine
Whoop, I wanna sit down

Five o'clock in the morning
I'm already up and gone
Lord, I'm so tired
How long can this go on

Working in the coal mine
Going down, down, down
Working in the coal mine
Whoop, I wanna sit down

Working in the coal mine
Going down, down, down
Working in the coal mine
Whoop, I wanna sit down

'Cause I work every morning
Hauling coal by the ton
But when Saturday rolls around
I'm too tired to have any fun

Working in the coal mine
Going down, down, down
Working in the coal mine
Whoop, I wanna sit down

Working in the coal mine
Going down, down, down
Working in the coal mine
Whoop, I wanna sit down

Lord, I'm so tired
How long can this go on?

Working In The Coal Mine (Live 2008)
Written byAllen Toussaint
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal
Elton John - piano, backing vocal
Allen Toussaint - keyboards, backing vocal
James Burton - guitar
Davey Faragher - bass, backing vocal
Pete Thomas - drums
RecordedApril 8, 2008, Spectacle: Elvis Costello with...
ReleasedDecember 3, 2008 (broadcast)
November 10, 2009 (DVD release)
VideosSpectacle: Elvis Costello with... (Season 1), 2009
NoteOnly a snippet of this performance is included in the edited broadcast and DVD release.

First known performance:
September 18, 1983, Universal City, CA - snippet in medley with Pump It Up
June 10, 2006, Green Bay, WI - first full performance
Last known performance:
April 8, 2008, Spectacle: Elvis Costello with...
     (9 known performances, 3 as a snippet)


Spectacle: Elvis Costello with... (Season 1)Spectacle Elvis Costello With Season 1 DVD cover.jpg

Recordings by other artists

Lee Dorsey  1966  single and The New Lee Dorsey AMGAmazon
Booker T. & The MGs  1966 And Now!
Allen Toussaint  1971 Allen Toussaint
 Devo  1981 Heavy Metal soundtrack and New Traditionalists bonus single

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