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Texas-1947

Artist:Guy Clark  Album:Old No. 1 

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Bein' six years old, I had seen some trains before So it's hard to figure out what I'm at the depot for Trains are big and black and smokin', steam screamin' at the wheels Bigger than anything there is, at least that's the way she feels Trains are big and black and smokin', louder'n July four But everybody's actin' like this might be somethin' more Than just pickin' up the mail, or the soldiers from the war This is somethin' that even old man Wileman never seen before And it's late afternoon on a hot Texas day And somethin' strange is goin' on, and we's all in the way Well there's fifty or sixty people, just sittin' on their cars And the old men left their dominoes and come down from the bars And everybody's checkin', old Jack Kittrel check his watch And us kids put our ears to the rails to hear 'em pop So we already knowed it, when they finally said "train time" You'd a-thought that Jesus Christ his-self was rollin' down the line 'Cause things got real quiet, mama jerked me back But not before I'd got the chance to lay a nickel on the track Look out, here she comes, she's comin' Look out, there she goes, she's gone Screamin' straight through Texas like a mad dog cyclone Big and red and silver, she don't make no smoke She's a fast-rollin' streamline,


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