Railroad Lady Lyrics

Willie Nelson


publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Jerry Jeff Walker, Jimmy Buffett
album: Track 10 in album To Lefty From Willie
release date: 1977
popularity : 3 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country
length: 2:38

Cover Art

Willie Nelson To Lefty From Willie cover art
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She's a railroad lady
Just a little bit shady
Spending her days on a train
She's the semi good looker
But the fast rails they took her
Now she's trying just trying
To get home again

South station in Boston
To the stockyards of Austin
From the Florida sunshine
To the New Orleans rain
Now that the rail packs
Have taken the best tracks
She's trying just trying
To get back home again

She's a railroad lady
Just a little bit shady
Spending her days on a train
Once a pullin' car traveler
Now a brakemen won't have her
She's trying just trying
To get home again

Once a high-balling loner
Thought he could own her
And he bought her a fur coat
And a big diamond ring
But she hung in for cold cash
Left down on the Wabash
Never thinking never thinking
Of home way back then

But the rails are now rusty
And the dining car's dusty
The gold plated watches
Are taking their gold
The railroads're dying
And the lady is crying
On a bus to Kentucky
And home that's her goal
She's a railroad lady...
On a bus to Kentucky and home once again


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Mom and Dad’s Waltz
  • 2 Look What Thoughts Will Do
  • 3 I Love You a Thousand Ways
  • 4 Always Late (with Your Kisses)
  • 5 I Want to Be With You Always
  • 6 She’s Gone, Gone, Gone
  • 7 A Little Unfair
  • 8 I Never Go Around Mirrors
  • 9 That’s the Way Love Goes
  • 10 Railroad Lady