LYRICS/CHORDS

Steel Rail Blues


(C) Well I got my mail late last night
A letter from a girl who (C7) found the time to (F) write
To her lonesome boy somewheres in the (C) night
She (F) sent me a railroad ticket too
To take me to her loving (C) arms
And the big (Am) steel rail
Gonna carry me (G7) home to the one I (C) love (Em) (Am) (G7)

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

(F) Ooh (Em) (Am) (C) (F) Ooh (Em) (Am) (G7) (C)

Well I been up tight most every night
Walking along the streets of this old town
Not a friend around 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

Now here I am with my head in the sand
Standing 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