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Thread #11918   Message #93815
Posted By: Gene
09-Jul-99 - 08:13 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Reuben's Train
Subject: Lyr Add: OL' REUBEN'S (Wade Mainer)
Found this version by
Wade Mainer & The Sons of the Mountaineeers
Lyrics best as I can make out are below...


OL' REUBEN'S
Wade Mainer

On the first of the year
Ol' Reuben come up here
And she never has moved out since that day

I took my razor blade
I laid Reuben in the shade
And I started me a graveyard of my own

Lawd knows ... of my own

If I die a railroad man
You can bury me in the sand
Where I can hear old number nine as she goes by

Yonder comes that train
And its' number's number nine
And I'm goin' to catch that train and ride the blinds

Lord knows ... and ride the blinds

What did the Hobo say to the Bum
Get any cornbread, save me some
For I never was so hungry in my life

What did the Hobo say to the Tramp
The roads is muddy and the woods is damp
And I can't get back home this ol' way

Lord knows ... this ol' way

Number nine had a wreck
Killed my baby, I'd expect
For I thought I hee'rd it say, say Oh Lord

Oh the tears in my eyes
I wish that I could die
For I'm tryin to read this letter from my home

If I die a railroad man
You can bury me in the sand
Where I can hear old number nine as she goes by

Lord know ... as she goes by