Jim Croce Steel Rail Blues Lyrics

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Well I got my mail late last night
A letter from a girl who found the time to write
To her lonesome boy somewhere in the night
She sent me a railroad ticket, too
To take me to her loving arms
And the big steel rail
Gonna carry me home to the one I love

Well I been up tight most every night
Walking along the streets of this old town
Not a friend to tell my troubles to
My good old car she done broke down
'Cause I drove it into the ground
And the big steel rail gonna carry me home to the one I love

Well look over yonder across the plain
The big drive wheels a-pounding along the ground
Gonna get on board and I'll be homeward bound
Now I ain't had a home cooked meal
And Lord I need one now
And the big steel rail gonna carry me home to the one I love

Well, I been out here many a long days
I haven't found a place that I could call my own
Not a two bit bed to lay my body on
I been stood up I been shook down
I bin dragged into the sand
And the big steel rail gonna carry me home to the one I love

Now here I am with my head in the sand
Walking on the broad highway will you give a ride
To a lonesome boy who missed the train last night
I went in town for one last round
And I gambled my ticket away
And the big steel rail won't carry me home to the one I love
Facets Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Steel Rail Blues
  • 2 Coal Tattoo
  • 3 Texas Rodeo
  • 4 Charley Green
  • 5 Gunga Din
  • 6 Hard Hearted Hanna
  • 7 Sun Come Up
  • 8 The Blizzard
  • 9 Running Maggie
  • 10 Until It's Time For Me To Go
  • 11 Big Fat Woman


  • Written by: Gordon Lightfoot
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