Home Sweet Home
Loretta Lynn and her sister, Crystal Gayle
Original Portrait of Loretta Webb and Husband, Mooney Lynn
The Museum has numerous original works of art detailing the life of Kentucky's famous Coal Miner's Daughter. The link is Kentucky Coal Mining Musuem.
I was born a coal miner's daughter
In a cabin on a hill in Butcher Holler
We were born poor, but we had love
That's the one thing my daddy made sure of
He shoveled coal to make a poor man's dollar.
My daddy worked all night in the Van Leer coal mine
All day long in the field a-hoein' corn
Mommie rocked the babies at night
And read the Bible by the coal oil light
And everything would start all over come the break of morn.
Daddy loved and raised eight kids on a miner's pay
Mommie scrubbed our clothes on a washboard every day
I've seen her fingers bleed
To complain there was no need
She'd smile in mommie's understanding way.
In summertime we didn't have shoes to wear
But in the wintertime we'd all get a brand new pair
From a mail order catalogue
Money made from selling a hog
Daddy always managed to get the money somewhere.
I'm proud to be a coal miner's daughter
I remember well the well where I drew water
The work we done was hard
At night we'd sleep 'cause we worked hard
I never thought of leaving Butcher Holler.
A lot of things have changed since way back then
And it's so good to be back home again
Not much left but the floor
Nothing lives here anymore
Except the mem'ries of a coal miner's daughter.
Oliver Vanetta (Mooney) and Loretta Lynn
Melvin Webb is buried beside his wife Clara at a family cemetery in Van Leer, Kentucky
Funeral Card from Jones-Preston Funeral Home for Clara Butcher Webb
Herman Webb, Loretta's brother, at his house
Loretta Lynn at the old house