Raised by the Railroad Line
Written by Paul Craft
Chord-chart by Lynn Lewis

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- |G / / / |C G / / The clickety sound - - - of the southbound freight, / |G / / / |/ D / / And the high-speed hum - - - of a passenger train, / |G / / / |Em / / Becomes a part of the soul - - and the heart and the mind, / |D / / / |G / / Of a boy who's raised - - by the railroad line.

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The sound of a whistle at the crossin' road, And the tanks and the trucks and the tractors on the flatcar load, Becomes a part of the soul and the heart and the mind, Of a boy who's raised by the railroad line.

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/ |C And the big round penny that you / / / |G / / lay on the rails and the wheels mash flat, / |C And a glimpse of the ladies and the / / / |D / / picture of the man in the engineer's hat.

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And the brakeman waves from the red caboose, He's a part of the past and never quite turns loose, It's a part of the soul and the heart and the mind, Of a boy who's raised by the railroad line.

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Of a boy who's raised by the railroad line.


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