"Haulin' Coal" as written by and Ron Stockert....
Steamin' down the muddy waters
Travelin' yonder from bay to bay
I been workin' on the barge line
Fourteen years ago today
Eighteen hours hard labor by the day
Ain't much pay for a man

[Chorus:]
Haulin' coal down the down river
And he won't be comin' home for a long time

Torches burning by the riverside
Cast their shadows Grey as stone
And the cool October days replacing
Much warmer thoughts of home
I can still see grandma sittin' on the porch
Tellin' the neighbors she's got a grandson

[Chorus]

River's rising up the marker line
While the willows softly moan
Sun is rising over the starboard shore
Paving the golden road back home

I can still see the kids jumpin' rope
But there ain't much hope for a man

[Chorus]

Haulin' coal down the down river
I'll be gone a long time

Haulin' coal down the down river
I'll be gone a long while


Lyrics submitted by SongMeanings

"Haulin' Coal" as written by Ron Stockert

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Haulin' Coal song meanings
Add your thoughts

No Comments

sort form View by:
  • No Comments

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain