Down in the mine

Text & Melodie: Christine Rauscher

Bild: Olga Meier-Sander / pixelio.de

Und sie werden dir befehlen hinunterzusteigen in die Tiefen der Erde; Tag für Tag das Licht hinter dir zu lassen und in die Finsternis zu gehen, ohne zu wissen, ob es ein Zurück gibt. Doch die Götter wissen: Am Ende des Tages, mein Kind, gibt es Schlimmeres als die kühle, dunkle Stille einer Miene. Darum schlaf jetzt. Schlaf"

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Down in the mine – a lullaby

Lay down my dear and close your eye
Down down down
I'll sing to you a lullaby
Just follow me and close your eye
Down in the mine, down down – Down down

Soon you’ll go down the mines, my love
Down down down
and leave the sun and light above
Go down into the mines, my love
Down in the mine, down down – Down down

And where you dig for coal and stone
Down down down
No one will be, but you alone
Where you dig for coal and stone
Down in the mine, down down – Down down

There's darkness down the mine my dear,
down down down
But you must overcome your fear
must hide it the dark, my dear
Down in the mine, down down – Down down

Cause when you walk the shafts so deep
Down down down
Nobody's there to hear you weep
Oh when you walk the shafts so deep
Down in the mine, down down – Down down

So day by day, like you are told
Down down down
You face the danger, damp and cold
Every day until you're old
Down in the mine, down down – Down down

But maybe sooner comes the day
Down down down
and in the darkness you will stay
Yes, maybe sooner comes the day
Down in the mine, down down – Down down

When finally that day has come
Down down down
We will not shed a tear, not one
When finally that day has come
Down in the mine, down down – Down down

Because when death has come to thee
Down down down
We know that you – at last – are free
When finally death came to thee
Down in the mine, down down – Down down

When down you lay and closed your eye
Down down down
I'll sing to you this lullaby
When down you lay and closed your eye
Down in the mine, down down – Down down