Steel Rail Blues Lyrics by Gordon Lightfoot


Gordon Lightfoot Lyrics

Steel Rail Blues Lyrics
Well I got my mail late last night, a letter from a girl who found the time to write
to her lonesome boy some where’s in the night.
She sent me a railroad ticket too to take me to her loving arms
and the big steel rail gonna carry me home to the one I love.

Well I been out here many a long days, I haven't found a place that I could call my own,
not a two bit bed to lay my body on. I been stood up, I been shook down
and dragged into the sand and the big steel rail gonna carry me home to the one I love.

Well I been up tight most every night, walking along the streets of this old town,
not a friend to tell my troubles to. My good old car she done broke down
cause I drove it into the ground and the big steel rail gonna carry me home to the one I love.
Oooo oooo ooo wu hu hoo, ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo.

Well I look over yonder across the plain, the big drive wheels are pounding along the ground,
gonna get on board and I'll be homeward bound.
Now I ain't had a home cooked meal and Lord I need one now
and the big steel rail gonna carry me home to the one I love.
Oooo oooo ooo wu hu hoo, ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo.

Now here I am with my hat in hand, standing on the broad highway, will you give a ride
to a lonesome boy who missed the train last night. I went in town for one last round
and I gambled my ticket away and the big steel rail won't carry me home to the one I love.
Oooo oooo ooo wu hu hoo, ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo.


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