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Thread #20196   Message #2096407
Posted By: Ebbie
07-Jul-07 - 12:46 PM
Thread Name: Train Songs
Subject: Lyr Add: LONESOME WHISTLE (Hank Williams)
Darn- I knew I'd get it wrong. Here is the third verse corrected:

LONESOME WHISTLE
(Hank Williams)

I was ridin' Number 9, headin' south from Carolin'
I heard that lonesome whistle blow
Got in trouble, had to roam, I left my gal, I left my home
I heard that lonesome whistle blow

Just a kid acting smart
I went and broke my darlin's heart
I guess I was too young to know.
They put me on the Georgia Main
Locked me to a ball and chain.
I heard that lonesome whistle blow.

All alone I bear the shame, I'm a number not a name
I heard that lonesome whistle blow
All I do is sit and cry when that evenin' train goes by
I heard that lonesome whistle blow

I'll be locked here in this cell 'til my body's just a shell
And my hair is whiter than snow.
I'll never see that gal of mine
Lord, I'm in Georgia doin' time.
I heard that lonesome whistle blow.