11. Lonesome Whistle Blues
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The Original 3Ds Blues Album (CD)
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LONESOME WHISTLE BULES is another song made popular in countless versions by countless folksingers. Earl Palmer's stark handling of the drums and the D's equally clipped string work form the instrumental background for the spirited trio vocal with Dick taking the solos.

Lyrics

I'm walking down the track
I've got tears in my eyes
Trying to read a letter from my home

If that train runs me right
I'll be home tomorrow night
'Cause I'm 900 miles from my home
And I hate to hear that lonesome whistle blow

Well, that train I ride on
It's 100 coaches long
You can hear the whistle blow 100 miles

If that train runs me right
I'll be home tomorrow night
'Cause I'm 900 miles from my home
And I hate to hear that lonesome whistle blow

If my gal she say so
I'll railroad no more
I'll sidetrack a train and I'll go home

If that wheeler runs me right
I'll be home tomorrow night
'Cause I'm 900 miles from my home
And I hate to hear that lonesome whistle blow