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Five O'Clock At The Mine

verse 1:
Five'o'clock down at the mine...
Can, oh can I see my baby, is it time?
Will she remember, did she pine?
Did, oh did she match the tears I cried,
or did they roll alone on down the line?
Though I've not forgotten,
the mountains haven't gotten any smaller.
Tobacco, coal, and cotton,
and all the things I've bought and sold to call her...

chorus:
Like the liberated caged bird,
she's up and found a tree.
And with a subtly enraged word,
I guess I'll watch and wait and see.
I guess I'll watch and wait and see.

verse 2:
Twelve'o'clock out in the town...
If, oh if I drink another drop, I'll drown.
Fill my cup with sorrow, and I'll slowly drink it down.
Does, oh does she think of me and smile,
or does my memory cause her to frown?
Though we've gotten older,
the morning wind blows colder in the twilight.
I think back to when I'd hold her,
her tears upon my shoulder out of my sight.

chorus:
Like the liberated caged bird,
she's up and found a tree--where she could be.
And with a subtly enraged word,
I guess I'll watch and wait and see.
I guess I'll watch and wait and see.

bridge:
I thought we owed it to ourselves to try.
But while I thought of days to come,
she thought of days gone by.
I'll be watching for a sign that she
will watch and wait at home for me, yes, I'll see.
And then I'll wait until I see what I can see.

chorus:
Like the liberated caged bird,
she's up and found a tree, where she could be free.
And with a subtly enraged word, I guess I'll watch and wait and see.
I guess I'll watch and wait and see.
I guess I'll watch and wait and see.
I guess I'll watch and wait and see.

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