Betting on Trains Lyrics


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Daniel R. Messe
album: Track 5 in album Rabbit Songs
release date: 2000
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length: 2:45
pedal steel guitar: Bob Hoffnar
cello: Mary Wooten
additional instrument: David Hattner, Patti Monson, Pam Ajango, Liuh-Wen Ting, Jeffrey Ellenberger, Bob Hoffnar, Mary Wooten
clarinet: David Hattner
flute: Patti Monson
oboe: Pam Ajango
viola: Liuh-Wen Ting
violin: Jeffrey Ellenberger
woodwind arranger: Daniel T. Denver
strings arranger: Daniel T. Denver
assistant mix: Geoff Sanoff, Dave Fisher
mix: Gary Maurer
producer: Daniel Messé, Gary Maurer
recording: Gary Maurer, Geoff Sanoff
writer: Daniel Messé

Cover Art

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Someone's waving
Someone's counting
Someone's leaving

There's fifty dollars on this pony
Chase him down these tracks
Well, won't nobody take my business
I'll teach you how to come back

I saw one hundred miles of steel over wood
And let him go
I filled my pockets up with coal black with mud
And let him go

I'll throw my hat off when I beat you
Find it when you're gone
There's a straw and cotton around the station
I'll make myself a new one

I held a silver dollar tight inside my fist
And let you go
I've counted all the things I've lost, that point to this
And let you go

The whistle's sounding
You are leaving
I am counting

Track Listing

  • 1 Lord, Blow the Moon Out Please
  • 2 When I Was Drinking
  • 3 Half Acre
  • 4 Burying Song
  • 5 Betting on Trains
  • 6 Leave Me Here
  • 7 All That I'm Good For
  • 8 Idle (The Rabbit Song)
  • 9 Stupid Mouth Shut
  • 10 Lazy Eye
  • 11 Sailor
  • 12 Polly's Dress
  • 13 Night Like a River
  • 14 The Cuckoo
  • 15 Waltz
  • 16 Horsey