Waiting for a Train

Jimmie Rodgers

All around the water tanks
Waiting for a train
A thousand miles away from home
Sleeping in the rain

I walked up to a brakeman
To give him a line of talk
He says if you've got money
I'll see that you don't walk

I haven't got a nickel
Not a penny can I show
Get off, get off, you railroad bum
He slammed the boxcar door

He put me off in Texas
A state I dearly love
The wide open spaces all around me
The moon and the stars up above

Nobody seems to want me
Or lend me a helping hand
I'm on my way from â€~Frisco
I'm going back to Dixieland

Oh, my pocketbook is empty
And my heart is full of pain
I'm a thousand miles away from home
Just waiting for a train

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