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​Big Railroad Blues

This song is by Grateful Dead and appears on the live album Grateful Dead (1971).

Well, my mama told me, my papa told me too
Well, my mama told me, my papa told me too
Well, I shouldn't be here trying to sing these railroad blues

Wish I had listened to oh-what mama said
Wish I had listened to oh-what mama said
Well, I wouldn't be here trying to sleep in this cold iron bed

Well, I went to the depot, I never got there on time
Went down to the depot, never got there on time
Well, that train's rolling down, she's a-rolling down the line

Mister jailer, go away now, don't tell me no lies
Mister jailer, go away now, don't tell me no lies
Well, that train's going down, she's a-rolling down the line

Well, my mama told me, my papa told me too
Well, my mama told me, papa told me too
Well, I shouldn't be here trying to sing these railroad blues

Wish I had listened to oh-what mama said
Wish I had listened to oh-what mama said
Well, I wouldn't be here trying to sleep in this cold iron bed