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Good Morning Mr. Railroad Man

This song is by Ry Cooder and appears on the album Boomer's Story (1972).

(Traditional)

Good morning, Mr. Railroad Man
What time do your trains roll by?
"At 9:16 and 2:44 and 25 minutes till 5"
"At 9:16 and 2:44 and 25 minutes till 5"
Thank you, Mr. Railroad Man
I want to watch your trains go by

Standing on a platform, smoking a cheap cigar
And waiting for an old freight train that carries an empty car
Well, I pulled my hat down over my eyes
And I walked across the tracks
And I caught me the end of an old freight train
And I never did come back

Well, I sat down in a gamblin' game
But I could not play my hand
I was thinkin' about the woman I loved
Run away with another man, poor boy
Run away with another man
I was thinking about the woman that I loved
Run away with another man