Ol' Mary Lee's darker than nighttime in Hell
But she's Heaven when payday comes 'round
She's God's sweetest angel
When the drag lines are haulin'
But she's a bitch when or Mary shuts down
My daughter said "Daddy, lets
drive down to Bessie"
She heard even the jail had closed down
And the whole downtown Dora was locked up and boarded
And the graveyard is all thats left now
Last year they told us, there's
enough coal to hold us
We could dig on for ten thousand years
But there's miners at Gorgas been laid off so long
They can spit and their sputum runs clear
Words and Music by Eddy Lawrence © 1986 Snowplow Music (BMI)