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Train That Carried My Girl from Town

Where were you when the train left town
I's standing on the corner with my 5 head hung 1 down

Hey that 5 train, done 1 carried my girl from town
Hey-yee 5 hey hey 1 hey

There goes the train that carried my girl from town
If I knowed her number I'd go 5 flag her 1 down

If I had a gun I'd let the hammer down
Lord I'd shoot that rounder took my girl from town

I wish to the Lord that the train would wreck
Kill the engineer and break the fireman's neck

Rations on the table, coffee's gettin' cold
Some dirty rounder stole my jellyroll

There goes my girl, somebody bring her back
'Cause she's got her hand in my money sack

Ashes to ashes and dust to dust
Lord show me a woman that a man can trust

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.