Waiting for a Train Lyrics

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing
writers: Jimmie Rodgers
album: Track 9 in album Blood, Sweat and Tears
release date: 1963
popularity : 30 users have visited this page.
length: 2:30
composer: Jimmie Rodgers

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All around the water tank waitin' for a train
A thousand miles away from home sleeping in the rain
I walked up to a brakeman just to give him a line of talk

He said if you've got money I'll see that you don't walk
Well I haven't got a nickel not a penny can I show
He said get off you railroad bum and he slammed the boxcar door

Well he put me off in Texas a place I dearly love
The wide open spaces all around me the moon and stars above
Nobody seems to want me nor to lend me a helping hand

I'm on my way from Frisco headin' back to Dixie Land
My pocketbook is empty my heart is willed with pain
I'm a thousand miles away from home just waitin' for a train

Track Listing

  • 1 The Legend of John Henry’s Hammer
  • 2 Tell Him I’m Gone
  • 3 Another Man Done Gone
  • 4 Busted
  • 5 Casey Jones
  • 6 Nine Pound Hammer
  • 7 Chain Gang
  • 8 Waiting for a Train
  • 9 Roughneck