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I Raised My Window and Looked at the Risin' Sun

This song is by Ollie Rupert and appears on the compilation Memphis Blues 1927-1938 (1993) and on the compilation Lonesome Whistle: An Anthology of American Railroad Song (2012).

Lord, early one mornin', just about break of day
Oh, early one mornin', just about break of day
A passenger train carried my man away

I raised my window, looked at the risin' sun
I raised my window, looked at the risin' sun
Nobody else can love me just like my good man done

I'm standin' on the railroad, lookin' North and South
I'm standin' on the railroad, lookin' North and South
I ain't seen my good man, who put me out

Lord, down the railroad, far as I could see
Lord, down the railroad, far as I could see
Looked like I can see my good man, comin' back to me

Now, papa, what you want me to do?
Oh, pretty papa, what you want me to do?
I did everything in this world, try to get along with you

When I had you, pretty papa, you was blind and could not see
When I had you, pretty papa, you was blind and could not see
When I quit you pretty papa, don't bring your blues to me

Have you ever been 'cused when you ain't done nothin' wrong?
Have you ever been 'cused, yous ain't done nothin' wrong?
And so, hard-drivin' papa, just as sure as you're born