Hey Porter Lyrics

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Johnny Cash
album: Track 12 in album Now Here's Johnny Cash
release date: 1961
popularity : 11 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country
length: 2:14
producer: Sam Phillips
composer: Johnny Cash
lyricist: Johnny Cash

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Hey, Porter, Hey Porter!
Would you tell me the time?
How much longer will it be
Til we cross that Mason Dixon Line?
At daylight will you tell that engineer to slow it down;
Or better still, just stop the train
Cause I want to look around.

Hey, Porter! Hey Porter!
What time did you say?
How much longer will it be
'Till I can see the light of day?
When we hit Dixie will you tell that engineer to ring his bell;
And ask everybody that ain't asleep to stand right up and yell.

Hey, Porter! Hey Porter!
It's getting light outside.
This old train is puffin' smoke and I have to strain my eyes.
But ask that engineer if he will blow his whistle please,
Cause I smell frost on cotton leaves,
And I smell that Southern breeze.

Hey, Porter! Hey, Porter!
Please get my bags for me,
I need nobody to tell me now that we're in Tennessee.
Go tell that engineer to make that lonesome whistle scream.
We're not so far from home so take it easy on the steam.

Hey Porter! Hey Porter!
Please open up my door.
When they stop this train I'm gonna get off first
Cause I can't wait no more.
Tell that engineer I say, "Thanks a lot. I didn't mind the fare.
I'm gonna set my feet on Southern soil
And breathe that Southern air."


Track Listing

  • 1 Sugartime
  • 2 Down the Street to 301
  • 3 Life Goes On
  • 4 Port of Lonely Hearts
  • 5 Cry! Cry! Cry!
  • 6 My Treasure
  • 7 Oh, Lonesome Me
  • 8 Home of the Blues
  • 9 So Doggone Lonesome
  • 10 You're the Nearest Thing to Heaven
  • 11 The Story of a Broken Heart
  • 12 Hey Porter