The Cannon Ball    (video)

 

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1. You can wash my jumper starch my overalls,

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    catch a train they call the Cannonball,

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    from Buffalo        to Washington.

 

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      D

2. Yonder comes the train, coming down the track,

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    carry me away, but it ain't going to carry me back,

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    my honey babe,        my blue eyed babe.

 

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            D

3. My baby's left me, she even took my shoes,

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    enough to give a man these dog gone worried blues.

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    Now she is gone,        she's solid gone.

 

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4. I'm going up north, I'm going up north this fall,

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    if luck don't change, I won't be back at all,

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    my honey babe,        I'm leaving you.

 

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    (The Carter Family)