Long John walkin' around in the rain
Around the curve come a 5 passenger 1 train
John made a grab but he couldn't get aboard
Left him sittin' on the 5 old rail- 1 road...
He's long 4 gone, long 1 gone
Long 5 gone, Lost 1 John
No hat on his head, no shoes on his feet
He's a-beggin' the women for his bread and meat
One woman said, now look here John
I'll take my broom and hurry you along...
I had an ol' dog and his name was Will
Run Lost John to the top of the hill
Last time ol' Lost John was seen
He's runnin' like a rabbit through Bowling Green...