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Joe Offer Lyr Req/Add: South Bound Passenger Train (19) ADD: South Bound Passenger Train 22 Mar 05


Here's my transcription of the Limeliters recording. It almost sounds like a barbershop arrangement to me. I really like it.
-Joe Offer-

South Bound Passenger Train

I'm gonna ride (gonna ride), I mean (I mean)
That south bound passenger train
I'm gonna buy me a ticket just as long as my arm
I'm gonna ride that train, baby, all night long.

I'm gonna ride (gonna ride), I mean (I mean)
That south bound passenger train
Until I hear that old conductor say,
"All out for Birmingham!"

I got a letter from my doll babe
Way down in Birmingham
She's the cutest little doll babe
Way down in Birmingham

Well, she's so sweet and she's so neat,
That when she walk-a,
She knock-a you off-a your feet
She is some mama,
Way down from Birmingham

I'm gonna ride (gonna ride), I mean (I mean)
That south bound passenger train
I hear the engineer say,
"Put your shovel in the coal,
Stick your head out the window,
See the drivers roll."

I'm gonna ride (gonna ride), I mean (I mean)
That south bound passenger train
Until I hear that old conductor say,
"All out for Birmingham!"

And when I hear that whistle blow, "whoo-whoo,"
It's music to my ears.
And when I'm with my doll babe,
I don't shed no lonesome tears.

Well, she's so sweet and she's so neat,
That when she walk-a,
She knock-a you off-a your feet
She is some mama,
Way down from Birmingham

I'm gonna ride (gonna ride), I mean (I mean)
That south bound passenger train
I'm gonna buy me a ticket just as long as my arm
I'm gonna ride that train, baby, all night long.

I'm gonna ride (gonna ride), I mean (I mean)
That south bound passenger train
Until I hear that old conductor say,
"All out for Birmingham!"

traditional, arranged by Doc Watson
Transcribed from the CD, The Limeliters: Alive! In Concert


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