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Crazy Eddie Song Info: 'Waiting For A Train' (18) Song Info: 'Waiting For A Train' 22 Oct 01


Some years ago, I bought a boxed set of three CDs titled "The Country Box", containing various original recordings by different individuals, from a discount bin.
While listening to it lately, I was struck by a song titled "Waiting For A Train". It is a hobo song, sung by Jim Reeves. It is only two verses, and the last lines are:

My pocket-book is empty,
My heart is full of pain.
I'm a thousand miles away from home,
Waitin' for a train.

Does anyone know of other versions of the song?
Although Jim Reeves' voice is one of my all time favourites, I really don't think he does this song justice. There is very little emotion, and I feel that it could be much more gutsy & bluesy.
This version also seems very short, maybe there is a third verse somewhere?
Any information much appreciated.


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