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        Steel Rail Blues
 
    (Introduction)                                                         
C       C         C          C            C
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Well I got my mail in late last night a letter from a girl who found the time to write
F                                                            C
To her lonesome boy some wheres in the night.
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She sent me a railway ticket to take me to her lovin arms
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and the big steel rail gonna carry me home to the one I love

      C  Em7 Am G   C Em7 Am G
  
Well Iíve been out here many long days, havenít found a place I could call my own
Not a two bit bed to lay my body on      
Iíve been stood up, Iíve been shook down
Iíve been dragged into the sand,
but the big steel rail gonna carry me home to the one I love

          F       Em         Am               C                F Em Am  G C
       Ooo    Ooo        Ooo Boo  Hoo    Hoo       Boo Hoo  Hoo  Ooo Ooo Ooo
 
Well Iíve 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
But the Big Steel Rail gonna carry me home to the one I love

Well I look over yonder across the plain, The big drive wheels a pounding along the ground
Iím gonna get on board and Iíll be homeward bound
Now I ainít had a home cooked meal and lord knows I need one now
And the Big Steel Rail gonna carry me home to the one I love
  
            F       Em         Am               C                F Em Am  G C
          Ooo    Ooo        Ooo Boo  Hoo    Hoo       Ooo Ooo  Ooo  Ooo Ooo Ooo


Now here I am with my hat in my hand, standing on the broad highway, now will you give a ride
To a lonesome boy who misted the train last night.
I went in town for one last round, and someone stool my ticket away
Now the Big Steel Rail wonít carry me home to the one I love

             F       Em         Am               C                F Em Am  G C
          Ooo    Ooo        Ooo Boo  Hoo    Hoo       Ooo Ooo  Ooo  Ooo Ooo Ooo

          F       Em         Am               C                F Em Am  G C
          Ooo    Ooo        Ooo Boo  Hoo    Hoo       Ooo Ooo  Ooo  Ooo Ooo Ooo