Written by Doc Watson and Merle Watson
Chord-chart by Lynn Lewis




G / / / |G / / / | I've been here a month or more, stuck in this old city, G / / / |G / / People here that call it home, they're the ones I pity, / |C / / / | Lord I'm homesick, C / / / |G / / / |G / / / | Blues are the only songs I ever seem to pick, D / / / |C / / / | I go out and walk the streets, 'til I get blisters on my feet, |G / / / |G / / / | I'm southbound.


I'm all right 'til late at night and sitting by my window, I count sheep but I can't sleep for listening to that train blow, Then I start to pine, When I hear that great big engine rolling down the line, I'm going back to spend some time where I can have fun when I ain't got a dime, I'm southbound.


Southbound she's burnin' the ground, I don't mean maybe, Sure I'm glad I caught this train, I'm gonna see my baby, I've been lonesome, Longing to see them hills that I come from, Listen to the engine rattle and roar, taking me back home once more, I'm southbound.

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