Nine Hundred Miles

Words & Music:

Woody Guthrie


    Am                             E           Am

I'm ridin' along this track, I got tears in me eyes,

Am               G              Am

Tryin' to read a letter from my home.



        Am                            E             Am

If this train leads me right, I'll be home tomorrow night,

           Am                         Dm

'Cause I'm nine hundred miles from my home,

      Am                E                Am

And I hate to hear that lonesome whistle blow.


I'll pawn ye my watch, and I'll pawn ye my chain,

Pawn ye my gold diamond ring.




This train I ride on is a hundred coaches long,

You can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles.




If my woman says no, then I'll railroad no more,

I'll live in the shanty all my days.




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