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BIG STEEL RAIL
(Gordon Lightfoot)

Well, I got my mail late last night
Letter from a girl who found the time to write
To her lonesome boy somewhere's in the night
Sent me a railroad ticket 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 long days
I haven't found a place I can call my own
Not a two bit bed I can lay my body on
I been stood up, I been shook down
And I've been 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 around I can tell my troubles to
My good old car, she done broke down
Cause I drove her into the ground
And the big steel rail gonna carry me home to the one I love

Well, I look over yonder across the plain
The big drive wheel comes pounding along the ground
Gonna get on board and I'll be homeward bound
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

Now here I am with my hat in my hand
Standing on the broad highway, will you give a ride
To a lonesome boy, I missed my train last night
I went into 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

@train @love
Copyright Warner Brothers Music Publishing Co.
recorded by Gordon Lightfoot
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