I Was A Miner’s Wife

by Chris Crockett

Genre: Folk/Acoustic

Lyrics

I WAS A MINER’S WIFE
By Chris Crockett

I WAS A MINER’S WIFE BEFORE THE WEST WAS TAME
I COOKED AND KEPT FOR HIM WHILE HE WORKED THE CLAIM
GOLD IN THE AMERICAN OUR FUTURES GUARANTEED
OH, HOW I LOVED TO LISTEN TO THOSE PROMISES HE BELIEVED

HE SAID
WE’LL MOVE TO SAN FRANCISCO
AND WE’LL LIVE A LIFE OF EASE
I’LL BUY YOU SILKS FROM MERCHANT SHIPS
THAT SAIL THE SEVEN SEAS
THE BANKERS AND THE WELL-TO-DO
WILL KNOW US BOTH BY NAME
AND WE’LL LIVE THAT WAY FOR THE REST OF OUR LIVES
JUST AS SOON AS I HIT THAT CLAIM

I WAS A MINER’S WIFE I MADE THAT SHANTY HOME
I LOVED THAT MAN AS MUCH AS HE LOVED HIS GOLD
SOME CALLED ME THE PROPER WIFE SOME OTHERS CALLED ME FOOL
SOME SAID I WAS JUST WAITIN’ FOR THOSE PROMISES TO COME TRUE

HE SAID
WE’LL MOVE TO SAN FRANCISCO
AND WE’LL LIVE A LIFE OF EASE
I’LL BUY YOU SILKS FROM MERCHANT SHIPS
THAT SAIL THE SEVEN SEAS
THE BANKERS AND THE WELL-TO-DO
WILL KNOW US BOTH BY NAME
AND WE’LL LIVE THAT WAY FOR THE REST OF OUR LIVES
JUST AS SOON AS I HIT THAT CLAIM

Copyright 1999
Chris Crockett
PO Box 1461
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 265-0192

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