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The Longest Train I Ever Saw

This song is by The Tenneva Ramblers and appears on the compilation Lonesome Whistle: An Anthology of American Railroad Song (2012).

The longest train that I ever saw was on that Georgia Line
The engine passed at six o'clock, and the cab, it passed at nine

"Little girl, little girl, don't tell me no lie. Where did you stay last night?"
"I stayed in the pines, where the sun never shines, I shivered when the cold winds blow"

Oh, see that lonesome turtle dove, he's flying from pine to pine
It's mourning for it's own lost love, just like I mourn for mine

Oh, the best of friends must part some time, so why not you and I?
It's a long steel rails and a short cross tie, I'm gaining my way back home




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