Railroad Song Lyrics

Lynyrd Skynyrd


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Edward C. King, Ronnie Van Zant
album: Track 3 in album Nuthin' Fancy
release date: 1975
popularity : 8 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Blues
styles: Blues Rock/Hard Rock/Southern Rock
length: 4:15

Cover Art

Lynyrd Skynyrd Nuthin' Fancy cover art
sponsored links

I jumped off a boxcar down around Tennessee
I was cold tired and dirty hungry as I could be
But I had my guitar and a hundred railroad songs
So I asked the policeman
Can I stay here long
He said Mr. Hobo you got to go now
We don't want you around
See I'm trying to build a respectable town
And we don't need a hobo like you around

So I left that town, Lord with my guitar in my hand
Still cold and tired, kinda mad at the man
But this life that I chose to live, sometime's strange
See I'm trying to learn about the old music from ridin' the train
I'm a hobo I know, but thta's the price I pay
Guess I'll write me another song while I'm on my way
Catch me another train and this is what I'll say
Mr Choo-choo train take me away

I'm goin' to ride this train Lord until I find out
What Jimmie Rogers and the Hag was all about
See I play this rock n roll and I think that's fine
But I want to go back a little further in time
I'm a hobo I know but that's the price I pay
Guess I'll write me another song while I'm on my way
Catch me another train and this is what I'll say
Mr Choo-choo train take me away


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Saturday Night Special
  • 2 Cheatin' Women
  • 3 Railroad Song
  • 4 I'm a Country Boy
  • 5 On the Hunt
  • 6 Am I Losin'
  • 7 Made in the Shade
  • 8 Whiskey Rock-A-Roller