LYRICS

Freight Train Blues

I was born in Dixie, in a boomer shack
Just a little shanty by the railroad tracks
Hummin' of the drivers was my lullaby
Freight train whistle taught me how to cry

Freight train blues
Got them in the middle of my ramblin' shoes
Freight train blues
Got them in the middle of my ramblin' shoes

Now I'm old enough to quit this runnin' around
Tried a hundred times to settle down
Every time I find a place I want to stay
Freight train whistle sends me on my way

Freight train blues...

My daddy was a fireman and my mammy dear
The only daughter of an engineer
My sweetie's a brakeman and it ain't no joke
It's a shame the way she keeps the poor man broke

Freight train blues...

© Words and music: Roy Acuff

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