Waitin' For a Train
Jimmie Rodgers Lyrics

All around the water tanks
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 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 all around me
The moon and the stars up above
Nobody seems to want me
Or lend me a helping hand
I'm on my way from â€~Frisco
I'm going back to Dixieland
Oh, my pocketbook is empty
And my heart is full of pain
I'm a thousand miles away from home
Just waiting for a train

Writer(s): Jimmie Rodgers

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goober pea

0 voice lessons. 0 sound effects. 100% talent

Carmen Hardy

He sure had perfect pitch.

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L.D. Wood

I remember Jimmie, he past away when I was 6 years old in 1933. My parents and all my brothers and sisters and me loved listening to him.


I hope you are doing well and still enjoying life at your wonderful age 👍🏻😀


@Lasse johan Eira why can't you wish someone well smh


@Lasse johan Eira sheesh, he's 94

Jennie Tidwell

My dad use to sing it, when I was a child. I just happen to remember some of the words and googled it, this morn, seems to me he use to call him little jimmy rodgers.

Jennie Tidwell

@Lasse johan Eira my dad was stationed at the navy base Alameda in san fransisco.

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I almost can't hear this without crying for my Dad. He was one of the millions of men who rode the freight trains looking for work during the Great Depression. Many a time he was far from home, starving, and broken hearted. He once ate magpie eggs to survive. This could be a biography of him during that time. Thank you, Jimmie Rodgers. And thank you, psteve, for posting.

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