Music & Lyrics by Luke Gitchel

My feet were tired
walking ties all day
Thought I heard a freight train
a half-a-mile away

Thought I'd jump on board
It didn't dawn on me
To find a place to hide
'till I got to Tennessee

Riding on a coal car
On a southbound train
The Yardboss caught me sleeping
That'll put me 3 days late

Mister please.....
Don't sic the dog on me

I'll give you all my money
When we get to Tennessee

I had a nice girl waiting
In Memphis town
But a Detroit factory
Will get you low down

Now my heart's a-yearning
For the volunteer State
Ahhh but, three more days
The Yardboss will make me wait