Jim Croce Steel Rail Blues Lyrics

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
  • 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

    Written by: Gordon Lightfoot
    Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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