Bummin' an Old Freight Train
Written by Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs


Chords

Song

1.

I was a wild and reckless hobo,
I left my happy home,
I started out on a westward trip,
All by myself alone.
My pocket book was empty,
My heart it was filled with pain,
A thousand miles away from home,
Just bummin' an old freight train.

chorus:

Just bummin' an old freight train, oh Lord,
Bummin' an old freight train,
A thousand miles away from home,
Just bummin' an old freight train.

2.

I was standing on the platform,
Smokin' a cheap cigar,
Waiting for an old freight train,
To catch an empty car.
My pocket book was empty,
My heart it was filled with pain,
A thousand miles away from home,
Just bummin' an old freight train.

chorus:

3.

I pulled my cap down over my eyes,
I walked up to the track,
I caught the stirrup of a sleepin' car,
And never did look back.
My pocket book was empty,
My heart it was filled with pain,
A thousand miles away from home,
Just bummin' an old freight train.

chorus:


 
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