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    A Train Robbery

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    A Train Robbery
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      Lyrics for Levon Helm - "A Train Robbery"

      The full moon touched the cold steel lines
      The rail bed was frozen with ice
      In the distance an engine was keepin' good time
      The steam whistle moaned just twice
      Down in the cut past the old trestle bridge
      Twelve fine horses stood
      Masked men shivered in the cold on the ridge
      Not far from the Glendale woods

      The brass lamp shone from the swayin' train
      When the driver saw the red light
      Her iron brakes sparked like silver rain
      And the metals screamed through the night
      The baggage man peered out to look for the fault
      When fear froze up his heart
      He was starin' down the barrel of an army colt
      That threatened to tear him apart

      [Chorus]
      We will burn your train to cinders so throw the money on down
      Open up your damned express car and jump down to the ground
      But we won't touch that old Pullman she's Southern and they claimed
      They ain't offered no reward for Frank and Jesse James
      Frank and Jesse James

      In long soldiers coats frayed with years
      Quickly they scrambled aboard
      The men was a-sweatin' and the women shed tears
      And a preacher prayed to the Lord
      When they opened the safe there was nothing for them
      So they strolled down through the train
      What a miserable sight, these desperate men
      Robbin' old folks for their gold watch chains

      [Chorus]

      Now some say the devil had taken his soul
      Some say his spirit survived
      But we all know he was nothin' but a Missouri farm boy
      Just fightin' to stay alive
      High above that railroad bed
      On a ridge where the pines grow tall
      If you listen to the wind there's a ghost of a chance
      You can still hear ole Jesse call

      [Chorus]

      SONGWRITERS:
      PAUL KENNERLEY
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