The Lonesome Sisters

 

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From CD: The Lonesome Sisters with Rayna Gellert

REUBEN'S TRAIN
Traditional, arrangement and fretless banjo by Debra Clifford

Oh Reuben's coming down the track and he's got his throttle back
and the rails are a carryin' him from home
If the boiler don't bust cause it's eat up with rust
I'll soon be a long way from home

If you don't believe I'm gone, look at the train I'm on
you can hear the whistle blow a thousand miles
I'm going down the track I ain't never coming back
and I'll never get no letter from my home

Well the train run so fast 'til I knowed it couldn't last
for the wheels was a burnin' up the rail
Old Reuben had a wreck and it broke old Reuben's neck
but it never hurt no hair on my head.

I got myself a blade, laid Reuben in the shade
I'm starting me a graveyard of my own
Oh me, oh my, I'm starting me a graveyard of my own


The Lonesome Sisters Lyrics
Sarah Hawker & Debra Clifford
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