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Dan Bern - Freight Train Blues

Song Lyrics

I was born in Dixie in a boomer's shack
Just a little shanty by the railroad track
The freight train whistle taught me how to cry
The whinin' of the driver was my lullaby

I got the freight train blues
Lordy lordy lordy, I got 'em in the bottom of my ramblin shoes
And when the whistle blows, I got to go
Oh lordy don't you know it,
Looks like I'm never gonna lose the freight train blues

Well, my daddy was a farmer and my mama dear
She was the only daughter of the engineer
My sweetie was a brakeman and it ain't no joke
It's a shame the way they keep a good man broke

I got the freight train blues
I got the freight train blues
I got the freight train...

Well, my daddy was a farmer and my mama dear
she was the only daughter of the engineer
My sweetie was a brakeman and it ain't no joke
It's a shame the way they keeps a good man broke

I got the freight train blues
Lordy lordy lordy, I got 'em in the bottom of my ramblin shoes
And when the whistle blows, I got to go
Oh lordy don't you know it,
Looks like I'm never gonna lose the freight train blues

Well the whistle blows I gotta go
Oh lordy don't you know it,
Looks like I'm never gonna lose the freight train blues

Well the only thing that makes me laugh I guess
Is the southbound whistle on the southbound train
The only place I want to go and I can't go
I got the freight train blues
Lordy lordy lordy, I got 'em in the bottom of my ramblin shoes
And when the whistle blows, I got to go
Oh lordy don't you know I'm never gonna lose the freight train blues

Notes:
Roy Acuff cover

CDs

These lyrics are on the following CD(s):

Smartie Mine (1999)
Smartie Mine

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1. Smartie Mine
4. Chelsea Hotel
5. City of Models
6. Krautmeyer
7. Crosses
8. Colors
9. Airplane Blues
10. Freight Train Blues
11. Talking Woody, Bob, Bruce & Dan Blues
12. Ballerina
13. Simple
14. Beautiful Trees
15. Joe Van Gogh
16. Little Russian Girl
17. Gamblin' With My Love (Pete Rose)
18. Murderer
19. Alia
20. Two Month Affair
22. Sculptor
23. Dark Chocolate
24. Decadent Town
25. Hooker
27. True Revolutionaries


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