Who Sang Watching the Trains Go By? Bobby Bare

Bobby Bare (Margie's at) The Lincoln Park Inn cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Dan Penn, Spooner Oldham
Release Date: 1969-6
length: 2:37
Lyrics
Down at the railroad station my suitcase settin' by my side
Got no high hopes of leaving I'm just watching the trains go by
Watching the trains go by

Lawyer Jabob's wife she is expecting and he wonders why in blazes
How his wife could come to blame now they tried so many times before
Walking back down this dusty farmroad my thirsty mind is high and dry
One more day down at the station watching the trains go by
Down at the railroad station

Papa's working at the coal mines mama's lying sick in bed
They'd be better off without me one less mouth to be fed
Younger brother John is in the jailhouse down on the woodfarm chopping wood
I stayed around and tried to change him don't look like I done no good
Down at the railroad station
Down at the railroad station

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town
  • 2 The Son of Hickory Hollow's Tramp
  • 3 The Law Is for Protection of the People
  • 4 Cincinnati Jail
  • 5 Watching the Trains Go By
  • 6 Big Ben Colson
  • 7 (Margie's at) The Lincoln Park Inn
  • 8 If There's Not a Hell (There Ought to Be)
  • 9 Skip a Rope
  • 10 Wild as the Wind
  • 11 Drink Up and Go Home
  • 12 Rainy Day in Richmond

  • Release information
    label: RCA Victor
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin