Hank Williams, Jr. Hey Porter Lyrics

Singing My Songs (Johny Cash) Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Ring Of Fire
  • 2 Tennessee Flat Top Box
  • 3 Big River
  • 4 I Still Miss Someone
  • 5 Give My Love To Rose
  • 6 Folsom Prison Blues
  • 7 Understand Your Man
  • 8 I Walk The Line
  • 9 Home Of The Blues
  • 10 Hey Porter
  • 11 Guess Things Happen That Way

  • Hey porter hey porter would you tell me the time
    How much longer will it be till we cross that Mason Dixon Line
    At daylight would you tell that engineer to slow it down
    Or better still just stop the train cause I want to look around
    Hey porter hey porter what time did you say
    How much longer will it be till I can see the light of day
    When we hit Dixie tell that engineer to ring the bell
    And ask everybody that ain't asleep to stand right up and yell
    [ guitar ]
    Hey porter hey porter it's gettin' light outside
    This old train is puffing smoke and I have to strain my eyes
    But ask that engineer if he will blow his whistle please
    Cause I smell frost on cotton leaves and I feel that southern breeze
    Hey porter hey porter please take my bags from me
    I need nobody to tell me that we're in Tennessee
    Go tell that engineer to make that lonesome whistle scream
    I know we're not too far from home so take it easy on the steam
    [ steel ]
    Hey porter hey porter please open up the door
    When they stop this train I'm gonna get off first cause I can't wait no more
    Tell that engineer I said thanks a lot I didn't mind the fare
    I'm gonna set my feet on southern soil and breathe that southern air

    Written by: Johnny Cash
    Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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