Goin’ down to the river gonna take along my
rockin’ chair, and if the blues don’t get me
Gonna rock, gonna rock away from here.
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I’m gonna lay my head down on some lonesome
railroad line and let the 2:19
Come a-long, ‘s’gonna pacify my mind
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I keep movin’ on down this railroad line,
I got a heavy load, I got a worried mind,
Tryin’ to find some place to settle down.
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Well there’s just one thing I’d like to know
and that’s where in the world can a poor man go
When he’s tired of travelin’ round from town to town.
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Well they arrested me in a town down South,
I had empty pockets, I was down in the mouth
They locked me up and threw away the key.
I had bad food and a dirty cell,
so I hit that guard and I ran like hell,
Sheriff he’s still askin’ round about me.
I’m gonna lay my head down on some lonesome railroad line
and let the 2:19 Come a-long,
‘s’gonna pacify my mind