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Traditional

Song Information

Origin: Traditional (Appalachia, Southeast, early 1900's) First recording and first release by Frank Hutchison (1926) Also Released by Doc Watson and His Family (1963)

Lyrics

Where was you when the train left town? I stand on the corner with my head hung down If I had my gun I'd let the hammer down Lord, I'd shoot that rounder that took my girl from town Hey, that train that carried my girl from town Hey, hey, hey, hey There goes the train that carried my girl from town If I knowed her number, Lord, I'd flag her down Wish to the Lord that the train would wreck Kill that engineer and break the fireman's neck Hey, the train that carried my girl from town Hey, hey, hey, hey Rations on the table and the coffee's getting cold And some dirty rounder took my jelly roll Hello, Central, give me six-o-nine I want to talk to that woman of mine Hey, that train that carried my girl from town Hey, hey, hey, hey Ashes to ashes and dust to dust Can you show me that woman that a man can trust There goes my girl, somebody bring her back 'Cause she got her hand in my money sack Hey, that train that carried my girl from town Hey, hey, hey, hey