"Freight Train Blues" as written by Bob Dylan and Dp,....
I was born in Dixie in a boomer shack
Just a little shanty by the railroad track
Freight train was, it taught me how to cry
Hummin' of the driver was my lullaby
I got the freight train blues
Oh Lord mama, I got them in the bottom of my rambling shoes
And when the whistle blows, I gotta go baby, don't you know
Well, it looks like I'm never gonna lose the freight train blues

Well, my daddy was a fireman and my old ma here
She was the only daughter of the engineer
My sweetheart loved a brakeman and it ain't no joke
It's a shame the way she keeps a good man broke
I got the freight train blues
Oh Lord mama, I got them in the bottom of my rambling shoes
And when the whistle blows I gotta go oh mama, don't you know
Well, it looks like I'm never gonna lose the freight train blues

Well, the only thing that makes me laugh again
Is a southbound whistle on a southbound train
Every place I want to go
I never can go, because you know
I got the freight train blues
Oh Lord mama, I got them in the bottom of my rambling shoes


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"Freight Train Blues" as written by Fred Mcdowell

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    General CommentIf I'm not mistaken I think this song is by Boxcar Willie originally. I like Dylan's cover a lot more. He sings it faster and it fits better.
    NutzyPixeon December 22, 2008   Link
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    General Commentfreight train blooooooooooooooooo-hu-hi-hooos
    love how he sings that.
    BraveSirRobinon January 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love how his voice sounds like a train whistle when he holds out the word blues. (:
    BettyHolly1950on June 21, 2010   Link

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