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Nine Hundred Miles

I'm a-riding on this train, there are tears in my eyes
Tryin' to read a letter from my home

Refrain:If this train runs me right, I'll be (7b) home Saturday 1 night
For I'm nine hundred 7b miles from my 1 home
And I 5 hate to hear that lonesome whistle 1 blow

Well, this train I ride on is a hundred coaches long
You can hear her whistle blow a hundred miles...

I will pawn you my watch, I will pawn you my chain
I'll pawn you my gold diamond ring...

If my woman says so, I will railroad no more
I'll sidetrack that wheeler and go home...

Available in these books:

Big Print Songs
Over 200 songs.
Family Tradition
The reference manual, with lyrics to 330 songs.
Featuring large-print lyrics (20-point type) and chords, historical info, jamming hints, and more.

A song from the The ToneWay Mountain Music Collection, which offers lyrics and free Song Clips (recordings for learning the song by ear) for nearly 400 traditional songs, many of which are often heard in bluegrass and old-time jam circles. The ToneWay Project also offers songbooks, CDs, and a free online video series for learning to play music by ear.