Texas 1947 Song Lyrics

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Guy Clark
album: Track 11 in album Destination Victoria Station
release date: 1975
popularity : 64 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
length: 3:17

Album Information

label: Columbia Special Products
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Johnny Cash Destination Victoria Station cover art


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Bein' six years old I had seen some trains before
So it's hard to figure out what I'm at the depot for
Things're big and black and smokin' steam screamin' at the wheels
Bigger'n anything there is last that's the way she feels

Trains're big and black and smokin' louder'n July 4th
But everybody's actin' like this might be something more
Than just pickin' up the mail or the soldiers from the war
Somethin' even old man Wileman's never seen before

And it's late afternoon on a hot Texas day
Somethin' strange was goin' on and we's all in the way
There are 50 or 60 people just sittin' on their cars
And the ole men left their domioes and come down from the bars


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Casey Jones
  • 2 Hey Porter
  • 3 John Henry
  • 4 Wabash Cannonball
  • 5 City of New Orleans
  • 6 Folsom Prison Blues
  • 7 Crystal Chandeliers and Burgundy
  • 8 Wreck of the Old 97
  • 9 Waiting for a Train
  • 10 Orange Blossom Special
  • 11 Texas 1947
  • 12 Destination Victoria Station