Grateful Dead

Cumberland Blues

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I can't stay much longer, Melinda, The sun is getting high.
I can't help you with your troubles, If you won't help with mine.
I gotta get down, I gotta get down, I gotta get down to the mine.

You keep me up just one more night, I can't sleep here no more.
Little Ben clock says quarter to eight; You kept me up 'till four.
I gotta get down, I gotta get down, Or I can't work there no more.

A lotta poor man make a five dollar bill, Keep him happy all the time.
Some other fella's makin' nothin' at all And you can hear him cry,
"Can I go, buddy, can I go down Take your shift at the mine?"

Gotta get down to the Cumberland Mine.
Gotta get down to the Cumberland Mine.
That's where I mainly spend my time.
Make good money, five dollars a day. Made anymore, I might move away.

Lotta poor man got the Cumberland Blues He can't win for losin'
Lotta poor man got to walk the line Just to pay his union dues.
I don't know now, I just don't know If I'm goin' back again.


Writer/s: Félix Leclerc / Phil Lesh / Robert Hunter

Cumberland Blues de Grateful Dead

This song appears in 25 albums


The Best of Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead
2015

Complete Road Trips
2014

Complete Studio Albums Collection
2014

Complete Live Rarities Collection
2013

Live Albums Collection
2013

Europe '72, Vol. 5: 4/16/72 (Stakladen, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark)
2011

Europe '72, Vol. 4: 4/14/72 (Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark)
2011

Europe '72, Vol. 2: 4/8/72 (Live at Wembley Empire Pool, London, England)
2011

Europe '72 Vol 22: 5/26/72 (Lyceum Theatre, London, England)
2011

Road Trip,s Vol. 4 No. 2: 3/31/88 - 4/1/88 (Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ)
2011

Road Trips, Vol. 3 No. 3: 5/15/70 (Fillmore East, New York, NY)
2010

Road Trips, Vol. 3 No. 2: 11/15/71 (Municipal Auditorium, Austin, TX)
2010

Dick's Picks Vol. 11: 9/27/72 (Stanley Theater, Jersey City, NJ)
2009

Download Series Vol. 10: 7/21/72 (Paramount Northwest Theatre, Seattle, WA)
2006

Dick's Picks Vol. 36: 9/21/72 (The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA)
2005

Download Series Vol. 5: 3/27/88 (Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA)
2005

Download Series Vol. 3: 10/26/71 (The Palestra, Rochester, NY)
2005

Dick's Picks Vol. 35: 8/7/71 (Golden Hall, San Diego, CA) & 8/24/71 (Auditorium Theater, Chicago, IL)
2005

Europe '72 (Live) [Remastered]
2004

Dick's Picks Vol. 30: 3/25/72 & 3/28/72 (Academy of Music, New York, NY)
2003

Ladies and Gentlemen... The Grateful Dead - Fillmore East, New York City, April 1971
2000

Dick's Picks Vol. 16: 11/8/69 (Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA)
2000

Dick's Picks Vol. 8: 5/2/70 (Harpur College, Binghamton, NY)
1997

What a Long Strange Trip It's Been: The Best of the Grateful Dead
1977

Workingman's Dead
1970
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