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Shorty George 2 Well-a Shor-ty George, he aint no friend of mine. Well-a Shor-ty George, he aint no friend of mine. He's taken all the women and left the men behind. Well-a Shorty George, he done been here and gone. Yes, Shorty George, he done been here and gone. Lord he left many a poor man a great long way from home. Well my baby caught the Katy, I caught the Santa Fee Well she caught the Katy, I caught the Santa Fee Well, you can't quit me, baby, can't you see. Well I went to Galveston, work on the Mallory Line Went to Galveston, Lord on the Mallory Line. Babe you can't quit me, ain't no use tryin'. Shorty George, travelin' through the land Shorty George, he's travelin' through the land Always looking to pick some woman's poor man. When I get back to Dallas, I'm gonna walk and tell When I get back to Dallas, gonna walk and tell That the Fort Bend Bottom is a burning hell. note: Shorty George was the train that took convicts (and visitors) to and from the prison. From Train Songs, Silverman Recorded by Leadbelly RG apr97
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