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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Freight Train Blues

 
I haven't posted here in a long time,
but who among us doesn't love an old bluesy song 
about a freight train.
Especially when it is only 4 chords :) 
 
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I was born in Dixie in a boomer's shack
                              A7       D
Just a little old shanty by a railroad track
 
The humming of the drivers was my lullaby
                                      A7     D
And a freight train whistle taught me how to cry
 
                                                    
I've got the freight train blues Lordy Lordy Lordy
                            E7       A7
Got 'em in the bottom of my rambling shoes
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And when that whistle blows I've gotta go 
G         D
Oh Lordy  guess I'm never gonna lose
    A7            D
The freight train blues
 
                                             
Now my Pappy was a fireman and my Mammy dear
                            A7    D
Was the only daughter of an en-gineer
 
My sister married a brakeman and it ain't no joke
                                     A7       D
Now it's a shame the way she keeps a good man broke
 
 
I've got the freight train blues Lordy Lordy Lordy
                            E7       A7
Got 'em in the bottom of my rambling shoes
    D
And when that whistle blows I've gotta go 
G         D
Oh Lordy  guess I'm never gonna lose
    A7            D
The freight train blues
 
 
Have great day, and keep on,
Strumming & Singing :)
Connie :) 
 
 
 

2 comments:

  1. My grandfather would have loved this post <3

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    1. Sounds like he is no longer with you . . . I do hope to fill a need for beginners looking for easy songs to learn. Having a song in your heart can make a 90 year old feel young again . . . it is good medicine for the soul at any age. I can not count the times that I have chased away the blues by playing the blues, LOL.

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