Waiting For a Train
Dick Curless

All around the water tank 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 one penny can I show
Get off get off you railroad bum and he slammed the boxcar door
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They put me off in Texas a state I dearly love
The wide open spaces all around me the moon and stars up above
Nobody seems to want me nor to lend me a helping hand
I'm on my way from Frisco going back to Dixieland
My pocketbook is empty my heart is full of pain
I'm a thousand miles away from home waiting for a train