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    Railroad Blues

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    Railroad Blues
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      About "Railroad Blues"

      Lyrics for Beastie Boys - "Railroad Blues"

      All aboard, track seventeen, all aboard
      Yeehaw

      This song is dedicated to all the hardworking pioneers of this country
      Settin' out discoverin' the West
      Bringing the railroad to where no man has ever been before

      Johnny - he worked on the railroad, pounding on iron and steel
      Working his way out west now, the only sure thing's his next meal

      America was young, but she was a-growing
      Layin' tracks across the prairie, not knowing where they're goin'
      His mama didn't want him leaving, but now he's headin' out west
      She said, "Please, don't go." But he said "If I don't, I'll never rest."
      It wasn't always easy: some of the boys died
      Johnny wrote her letters, but he received no replies

      Johnny - he worked on the railroad, pounding on iron and steel
      Working his way out west now, the only sure thing's his next meal

      Johnny reached San Francisco tired and broke without a dime
      Started panning for gold just a-hoping he would find
      The gold wasn't a-rushin', but Johnny kept on minin'
      Trying to send his mama somethin' with the letters he was signin'
      And one day Johnny finally got a reply
      When he opened Mama's letter, he began to cry
      She's a-writing from her deathbed, and this is what she said:
      "Please, don't be mad at me, son, 'cause tomorrow I'll be dead."

      Johnny - he worked on the railroad, pounding on iron and steel
      Working his way out west now, the only sure thing's his next meal

      Ah-ha!
      Ah-ha!
      Ha!

      SONGWRITERS:
      DIAMOND, MICHAEL LOUIS / HOROVITZ, ADAM / YAUCH, ADAM NATHANIEL
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