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Swannanoa Tunnel
1.1 am going back to the Swan O Tunnel, For this is not my home, it not my home.
2.1 didn't come here to get no learning, For I already knowed, 1 already knowed.
3.  There is not another hammer in this tunnel That rings like mine, that rings like mine.
4. When you hear my bull dog barking, Some one around, some one around.
5. When you hear my pistol firing, Another man dead, another man dead.
6.  Some one stole my blue eyed darling
And got her and gone, they got her and gone.
7.  Take this hamner and give it to my captain And tell I gone, and tell 1 gone.
8.  For I did not come here to stay always, For this is not my home, it not my home.
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