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Bound to Ride

4 Coming down from Tennessee, 1 riding on the line
5 Studying 'bout my little darlin', 1 couldn't keep from 1 crying

Honey babe I'm bound to ride . . . \
5 Don't you want to 1 go

Going to Atlanta, just to look around
If things don't suit me, gonna hunt another town

Working on a railroad, saving all I can
Looking for that woman, that ain't got no man

Riding on a streetcar, looking over town
Eatin' salty crackers, ten cents a pound

If I die a railroad man bury me under the tie
So I can see old number four when she goes rollin' by

See that train a coming, coming round the bend
Goodbye, my little darling, I'm on my way again

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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.