Hopped a freight train out of Nashville, rode it up to Ohio
Thumbed my way to Detroit City where I stayed a month or so
Caught a ride to Chicago with a truck-driving man
I stayed there for the summer singing with a country band
Every time I hear a freight train's lonesome whistle blow
I think about that good many I've got waiting on me at home

Yonder comes a freight train, moving on down the line
Yonder comes a freight train, listen to that engine whine
Getting on that old train, going back to that good good man of mine

Hopped a freight out of Chicago, thought that it was southern bound
Ended up in New York City where they travel underground
Stole a ride on a fruit truck, went through Charlotte to LA
Got a ride back to Atlanta, liked that town but couldn't stay
Rode with a couple to Chattanooga going to see Ruby Falls
130 miles from Nashville well I'll get back if I have to crawl

Yonder comes a freight train, moving on down the line
Yonder comes a freight train, listen to that engine whine
Getting on that old train, going back to that good good man of mine

Yonder comes a freight train moving on down the line
Yonder comes a freight train, listen to that engine whine
I’m getting on that old train, I’m going back to that good good man of mine


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