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Thread #20196   Message #582639
Posted By: harpgirl
30-Oct-01 - 11:29 AM
Thread Name: Train Songs
Subject: Lyr Add: RAILROAD LADY
Railroad Lady

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She's a railroad lady, just a little bit shady
Spending her day's on the train
She's a semi-good-looker, but the fast rails, they took her
Now she's tryin', just tryin' to get home again

South station in Boston to the stockyards of Austin
From the Florida sunshine to the New Orleans rain
Now that the railpacks have taken the best tracks
She's tryin', just tryin' to get home again

* Refrain

She's a railroad lady, just a little bit shady
Spendin' her days on the train
Once a pullman car traveler, now the switchman won't have her
She's tryin', just tryin' to get home again

Once a highballing loner thought he could own her
He bought her a fur coat and a big diamond ring
But he hopped on for cold cash, left town on the Wabash
Never thinkin', never thinkin' for home way back then

Now the rails are all rusty and the dining car's dusty
Gold plated watches have taken their toll
Railroads are dying and the lady is crying
On a bus to Kentucky and home that's her goal

* Refrain


This is one of my favorite train songs and I didn't see it in the thread. Hope I didn't miss it! harpgirl