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Thread #19614   Message #240028
Posted By: Ragtime Willy
08-Jun-00 - 04:05 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Chords Req: Reuben's Train
Subject: Lyr Add: REUBEN'S TRAIN (Martin Simpson)
Further to my last message re Martin Simpson's version of 'Reuben's Train', the full lyrics are:-

Well, old Reuben had a train
And he rode it down the track
He rode it to God knows where
And it's oh Lordy me, oh Lordy my
He rode it to God knows where

Oh Reuben come to town
Just as the sun went down
The shirt on his back was all he owned
And it's oh Lordy me, oh Lordy my
The shirt on his back was all he owned

Me I'm walking down the track
With tears in my eyes
I'm trying to read a letter from my home
If this train runs me right
I'll be home Saturday night
I'm 900 miles from my home
And it's oh Lordy me, oh Lordy my
I'm 900 miles from my home

It's a long steel rail, you know
It's a short crosstie
That's caused me to leave my home
Oh Lordy me, oh Lordy my
well caused me to leave my home

And I'm gonna take my razor blade
Cut Reuben in the shade
Start me a graveyard on my own
It's oh Lordy me, oh Lordy my
Well I'll start me a graveyard on my own

Repeat first verse

It's a fine version from Martin's "Grinning in Your Face" CD on Fledgling Records - FLED 3021

By the way, couldn't find any of Martin's 20+ CD's on the Mudcat Auction - can this be true??!!!

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