Here are some more songs about the black rock, which is mined for use as a fossil fuel.
"Working in the Coal Mine
" by Lee Dorsey (About a guy who is so tired from his work in the coal mine that he can't even have fun on Saturday).
" by Tennessee Ernie Ford (Based on songwriter Merle Travis' coal miner father).
"I'm Just an Old Chunk of Coal (But I'm Going To Be a Diamond Someday)
" by Billy Joe Shaver (The songwriter uses the coal to diamond metaphor to represent the transformation in his life after finding faith in Jesus).
"Diamonds and Coal
" by Incubus (Another use of the coal to diamond metaphor this time representing overcoming trails and conflicts in a relationship).
" by Dulahan (About the 1966 coal mining disaster which destroyed the Welsh town of Aberfan and wiped out a junior school).
"Calm Before The Storm
" by Saxon (a protest song about the decline of the coal industry and fishing the seas dry).
"Black Lung Heartache
" by Joe Bonamassa (about the high levels of black lung disease among coal miners in West Virginia).
"Daddy, What Did You Do In The Strike?
" by Ewan MacColl (Written for the UK miners' strike that ran from March 1984 to February 1985).