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NOMADMan Lyr Req: All Around the Water Tank? (J Rodgers) (15) RE: All Around the Water Tank 05 Jun 09

Here are the words transcribed from a Jim Reeves single, about 1957. Only slight variations from those already posted. The flip side of this was "Am I Losing You?"

All around a water tank, waitin' for a train
A thousand miles away from home, sleepin' in the rain
I walked up to a brakeman to give him a line of talk
He said, "If you've got money, I'll see that you don't walk."
"I haven't got a nickel; not a penny can I show."
"Get off, get off, you railroad bum;" he slammed the boxcar door

Well, he put me off at Texas, the state I dearly love
The wide open spaces all around me, the moon and stars up above
Nobody seems to want me, or lend me a helping hand
I'm on my way from Frisco, going back to Dixie land
My pocketbook is empty, my heart is full of pain
I'm a thousand miles away from home, waitin' for a train


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