Anna Mae

by Gene Mills

Genre: Country


Anna Mae

Written by Gene Mills
© 2008 Heart Pine Music
Guitar, vocals: Gene Mills; Mandolin: Steve Smith;
Bass: Missy Raines; Harmony vocal: Claire Lynch

Anna Mae was a coal miner’s daughter
She became a coal miner’s wife
Soon she knew she’d be a coal miner’s mother
She didn’t ask no more from life

[Chorus] A coal miner’s wife
walks gently on the ground
’til her husband returns
safe and sound

Coal dust was always on the windows
but food was always on the table
Anna watched her husband go down in the mines
every day as long as he was able


Standing in the kitchen when the earth started trembling
Anna heard a low rumbling sound
Her hands started shaking like the dishes in the cupboard
She threw her curses at the ground

Anna Mae, she’s a coal miner’s daughter
a coal miner’s widow as well
and she’d just as soon watch her son go down in the mines
as see him go down into hell


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