Fountain Filled With Blood (Joan Boyd) There is a fountain filled with blood The blood of our mining men so brave Who worked together in the black coal pits Men who dug each other's graves Burden pattern: Men who dug each other's graves, O Lord, Men who dug each other's graves. Who worked together in the black coal pits Men who dug each other's graves. There is a fountain filled with tears The tears of our children and our wives The widows and orphans of mining men Who so senselessly have died There is a river filled with blood That once ran so beautiful and grand 'Til the strip)miners tore down our mountainside Now it runs brown with the blood of our land There is a fountain filled with blood The blood of our brave mining men Let us stand beneath its powerful flood Be revived to fight and to win. copyright Joan Boyd From the singing of Helen Schneyer, recorded on "On the Hallelujah Line", Folk Legacy records Tune: "Fountain filled with blood," traditional hymn, written or transcribed by Lowell Mason, found in many hymn books Contributed to this archive by Charlie Baum CB
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