"Buffalo Creek" as written by and Joshua Gragg Robert Mccutcheon....
The sky was as black as the water
And you could choke on the breeze
And the coal miner's daughters
They were shouting from the trees

Come on come on
And stop staring like a dead man
Come on come on
Baby take my hand

No goodbyes, no sympathy
One by one they were gone
Lord I ain't never felt so weak
Since the day the damn broke
Down at buffalo creek

"Hey don't you know, we ain't got no place
We ain't got no place to go
Hey yeah, don't you know, we ain't go no place to go"

I feel as naked as the day I was born
I was marked by a bad sign
My daddy kicked the bucket in the second world war
My momma drowned in the tears sent down by the lord

They said "come on come on,
You gotta find some higher ground
Come on come on
You ain't got time to be standing around"

No goodbyes, no sympathy
One by one they were gone
Lord I ain't never felt so weak
Since the day the damn broke
Down at buffalo creek

"Hey don't you know, we ain't got no place
We ain't got no place to go
Hey yeah, don't you know, we ain't go no place to go"

I lost my momma
I lost my kin
In the black black river
Makes a man shiver
Again and again and again


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"Buffalo Creek" as written by Dwight Young Bud Carroll

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    General CommentThis song was written about the Buffalo Creek disaster.

    From wikipedia.org:
    "The Buffalo Creek Flood was an accident that occurred on February 26, 1972 when a coal slurry impoundment dam built on a hillside in Logan County, West Virginia by the Pittston Coal Company burst. The resulting flood unleashed approximately 132 million gallons (500 000 000 L) of black waste water upon the residents of 16 coal mining communities in Buffalo Creek Hollow. Out of a population of 5,000 people, 125 people were killed, 1,121 were injured, and over 4,000 were left homeless. The incident completely levelled the town of Saunders, W.V. (the current town of Saunders is not the same one that once was located in Buffalo Creek)."
    sportsismon January 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentanother great song by them
    bofrog419on June 06, 2007   Link

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