Two Trains Runnin'

(Paul Butterfield version)

[see also "Rollin' Stone", "Still A Fool" & "Catfish Blues]

Words & Music by:

McKinley Morganfield (Muddy Waters)


                           E7                    A7

Well, there's two trains running, but there's not one going my way.


Yeah, one runs at midnight, other's just for day.

Other's just for day, other's just for day...


I went down to my baby's house and I sat down on her steps.

She said, "Come on in here, baby, my old man just left.

Yeah, just now left, my old man just left..."


Yes, I wish I was a catfish swimming in the deep blue sea.

I'd have all you pretty women fishing after me.

Fishing after me, fishing after me...


Well, she's long and she's tall, and she shakes just like a willow tree.

You say she's no good, but she's all right with me.

She's alright with me, she's alright with me,

She's alright with me...


Little girl's alright, alright with me.

She give me loving in the morning,

She's alright with me, she's alright with me,

She's alright with me...



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