Bummin' an Old Freight Train
Written by Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs
Chord-chart by Lynn Lewis

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|G / / / I was a wild and reckless ho-bo, |C / G / I left my happy home, |C / G / I started out on a westward trip, |A / D / All by my-self a-lone. |G / / / My pocket book was emp-ty, |C / G / My heart was filled with pain, |C / G / A thousand miles a-way from home, |G D G / Just bummin' an old freight train.

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|G / / / | Just bummin' an old freight train oh Lord, C / / / Bummin' an old freight train, |C / G / A thousand miles a-way from home, |G D G / | Just bummin' an old freight train.

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I was standing on the platform, Smokin' a cheap cigar, Waiting for that old freight train, To catch an empty car My pocket book was empty, My heart it was filled with pain, A thousand miles away from home, Just bummin' an old freight train.

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I pulled my cap down over my eyes, I walked up to the track, I caught the stirrup of a sleepin' car, And never did look back. My pocket book was empty, My heart it was filled with pain, A thousand miles away from home, Just bummin' an old freight train.

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