Danville Gal - Rambolin' Railroad Hobo
Traditional - Woody Guthrie*

I went down to the railroad yard to watch a train come by
Knew that train would roll that day but I didn’t know what time

I didn’t know what time, boys, didn’t know what time
Knew that train would roll that day but I didn’t know what time

Good morning, Mr. railroad man, what time your trains roll by
9:16 and 2:44, twenty-five minutes till five

At 9:16 and 2:44, twenty-five minutes to five
Thank you, Mr. Railroad man, I’ll watch your trains roll by

Standing on the platform, smoking a big cigar
Waiting for some old freight train, that carries an empty car

I rolled her down to Danville Town, got stuck on a Danville gal
Bed your life, she was a pearl, she was a Danville gal

She wore her hat on the side of her head, that kind all people there do
The very next train comes down at that track, I bid that gal adieu

I bid that gal adieu, I bid that gal adieu
The very next train comes down at that track, I bid that gal adieu



* This is the version I recorded myself


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