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Waiting for a Train          (Jimmie Rodgers)

All around the water tank, waiting for a train
A thousand miles away from home, sleeping in the rain
I walk up to the brakeman, and give him line of talk
He says if you've got the money, I'll see that you don't walk

I haven't got a nickel, not a penny can I show
Get off get off you railroad bum, he slammed the boxcar door
He put me off in Texas, a state I dearly love
The wide open spaces around me, the moon and stars up above

Nobody seems to want me, or lend me a helping hand
I am on my way from 'frisco, I am going to dixieland
Though my pocketbook is empty, and my heart is full of pain
I am a thousand miles away from home just waiting for a train