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Big Railroad Blues

This song is by Cannon's Jug Stompers and appears on the compilation Lonesome Whistle: An Anthology of American Railroad Song (2012).

Wish I had 'a listened, oh Lord, what mama said
Wish I had 'a listened, oh Lord, what mama said
Lord, I wouldn't have been a strolling child today
Lordy, mama told me, lordy papa told me too
Lordy, mama told me, papa told me too
Call me back again and do the things you do

Went to the railroad and I looked up at the sign
Walked to the railroad and I looked up at the sign
Found the trains don't run, the tracks all out of line

Mr depot agent, Lordy, tell to me no lie
Mr depot agent, Lordy, don't tell me no lie
Did my gal stop here, or keep on riding by?

Feel like hollering, mama, screaming out and crying
Feel like hollering, mama, screaming out and crying

Written by:

Noah Lewis

Recorded:

1929