The ToneWay® Project: helping people play music

Train 45

Well that black smoke's a' rising, from that Train Forty Five
You can hear the whistle 5 blow a hundred 1 miles

Oh I'm going down the track, gonna bring my woman back
Well I'm tired of living this old way

If my woman says so, I'll railroad no more
I'll sock back my pay and go home

Well I'm going down the ties, with these tears in my eyes
Trying to read a letter from my home

If I die a railroad man you can bury me in the sand
So I can hear that train as she goes rollin' by

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.