Mudcat Café message #190688 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #18947   Message #190688
Posted By: Stewie
06-Mar-00 - 07:41 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Roll On Buddy
Subject: RE: Lyrics request - 'Roll on buddy'

I agree. Ramblin' Jack sang different lyrics each time he recorded it. It seems to be made up of floaters anyway. He sometimes sings 'Tempe got a nine dollar shawl' etc. In one version, these macabre lines appear:

Well I never liked no railroad man
Never liked no railroad man
For a railroad man will kill you if he can
And drink up your blood like wine