Raised by the Railroad Line
Written by Paul Craft



Chords


Song

1.

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

2.

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.

bridge:

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

3.

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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