Hey Porter

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Hey Porter

Hey porter! Hey porter! Would you tell me the time?
How much longer will it be till we cross that Mason Dixon Line?
At daylight would ya tell that engineer to slow it down?
Or better still; just stop the train 'cos I'd like to look around

Hey porter! Hey porter! What time did ya say?
How much longer will it be till I can see the light of day?
When we hit Dixie will you tell that engineer to ring his bell?
And ask everybody that ain't asleep to stand right up and yell

Hey porter! Hey porter! It's getting light outside
This old train is puffin' smoke, and I have to strain my eyes
But ask that engineer if he will blow his whistle please
Cause I smell frost on cotton leaves and I feel that Southern breeze

Hey porter! Hey porter! Please get my bags for me
I need nobody to tell me now that we're in Tennessee
Go tell that engineer to make that lonesome whistle scream
We're not so far from home so take it easy on the steam

Hey porter! Hey porter! Please open up the door
When they stop the train I'm gonna get off first 'cos I can't wait no more
Tell that engineer I said thanks alot, and I didn't mind the fare
I'm gonna set my feet on Southern soil and breathe that Southern air


from Troublebound & Lonesome, released August 1, 2008
(Johnny Cash)


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Since 2006 / Athens Greece

" It is an esoteric elegy of sentiments that draws us "down" with them, and signifies that the only catharsis, the one way road for Dustbowl comes from the earth…”

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