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The Weathered Old Caboose Behind the Train (Norman Blake) Oh I'd go back on the L&N and on the Southern too If I only had my way again I would ride that Seaboard Airline and Atlantic Coastline too You would never hear me grumble or complain I would ride that Georgia Southern and Florida railroad line The Swanee River Route they called it too I would travel down from Macon over to St Augustine By the great Atlantic Ocean waves so blue Cho: I am getting old and feeble and I cannot work no more I've been out in the sunshine and the rain And the only friend that's left now is this watch and chain of mine And the weathered old caboose behind the train It's the C&O and TP, the NC and St L I've rode the Queen and Crescent and the Sunshine Special too The New Orleans and North Eastern on down that Vicksburg route Yes I've rode them all and many more it's true I have seen the Katy Flyer from Texas to KC The Red Ball freights beneath the prairie sky And the dazzling scarlet Katy herald of the MKT The Missouri Kansas Texas flashing by I have seen the fields and farm lands, the skyscrapers of Fort Worth Come in sight of the engine's heading crew And the MKT Bluebonnet southbound down that Texas line On to Dallas now a-faster rollin' through And the Rocky Mountain Rocket on the Rock Island Line The Burlington-Denver Zephyr train Towards the Queen City shining like silver in the sun Where majestic mountains meet the windswept plain Published Blake and Blake Music Words: Norman Blake. Tune traditional: 'Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane'/'Another Fall of Rain'/'Little Joe the Wrangler' family. Source: Norman Blake 'Chattanooga Sugar Babe' Shanachie 6027 (1998) PS Oct00
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