Last night on my TV
I saw the men of Harlan County
With their hands faced men with guns
You know those company guns don't argue

The sherif he did nothing but say
You'll have to move those barricades away
And as I left my front room
The guns and the screams followed me

But in my country no-one wishes to be free
The working class have got their pubs and TVs
The unions forgot what it was like in the thirties

It's Christmas in Harlan County
It's Christmas in Harlan County

You know I ain't figuring on dying
For a country that is lying
You say to me what's the use
But I say to you that's no excuse

Ah you had your last chance
This is your rose lawn your last dance

It's Christmas in Harlan County
It's Christmas in Harlan County
It's Christmas in Harlan County
It's Christmas in Harlan


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