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Waiting for a train

All around the water tank waiting for a train

A thousand miles away from home sleeping in the rain

I walked up to a brakeman gave him a line of talk

He said if you've got money boy I'll see that you don't walk

I haven't got a nickel not a penny can I show

Get off get off you railroad bum and he slammed the boxcar door

He put me off in Texas a state I dearly love

The wide open spaces all around me the moon and stars up above

Nobody seems to want me or to lend me a helping hand

I'm on my way from Frisco going back to Dixie Land

Though my pocketbook is empty and my heart is full of pain

I'm a thousand miles away from home just a waiting for a train