Hey Porter

Johnny Cash


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

Album Information

country(area): United States
script: Latin

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Hey, Porter, Hey Porter!
How much longer will it be
At daylight will you tell that engineer to slow it down;
Cause I want to look around.
Hey, Porter! Hey Porter!
How much longer will it be
When we hit Dixie will you tell that engineer to ring his bell;

It's getting light outside.
But ask that engineer if he will blow his whistle please,
And I smell that Southern breeze.
Hey, Porter! Hey, Porter!
I need nobody to tell me now that we're in Tennessee.
We're not so far from home so take it easy on the steam.
Hey Porter! Hey Porter!
When they stop this train I'm gonna get off first
Tell that engineer I say, "Thanks a lot. I didn't mind the fare.
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