Danville Girl (2) (Adapted from Trad. by Woody Guthrie and Cisco Houston.) I went down to the railroad yard, watch that train come by, Knew the train would roll that day, but I did not know what time. I did not know what time, boys, did not know what time. Knew the train would roll that day but I did not know what time. Good morning Mister Railroad Man, what time does your train roll by? Nine-sixteen and two-forty-four, twenty-five minutes 'til five. At nine-sixteen, two-forty-four, twenty-five minutes 'til five. Thank you Mister Railroad Man, I wanna watch your train roll by. Standing on the platform, smoking a big cigar, Waitin' for some old freight train that carries an empty car. I rode her down to Danville Town, got stuck on a Danville girl, Bet your life she was a pearl, she wore that Danville curl. She wore her hat on the back of her head like high-tone people all do, Very next train come down taht track, I bid that girl adieu. I bid that girl adieu, poor boys, I bid that girl adieu, The very next train come down that track, I bid that girl adieu. From the singing of Woody Guthrie. Folkways FA 2484. (c) Copyright 1963 Stormking Music, Inc. [Compare to the chorus of "Brownsville Girl", co-written by Bob Dylan and Sam Shephard, working title "New Danville Girl" (available on the 1986 album "Knocked Out Loaded"): Brownsville girl with your Brownsville curl, Teeth like pearls shining like the moon above. Brownsville girl, show me all around the world. Brownsville girl, you're my honey love. DT #781 Laws H2 XX
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