Mudcat Café message #2511431 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #112719   Message #2511431
Posted By: Joe Offer
10-Dec-08 - 03:03 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Marlborough Street Blues (Ian Tyson)
Subject: ADD: Marlborough Street Blues (Ian Tyson)
MARLBOROUGH STREET BLUES
(Ian Tyson)

Well, a freight train come by here, it's 23 boxcar long,
Freight train roll by here, 'twas 23 boxcar long,
Sometime late last night, should be on a train and gone.
Oh, Lord, I don't know one woman in this town.
Oh, I don't know one woman in this town.

There's plenty of jobs around, but it's only cleaning cars;
Plenty of jobs around, but it's only washing cars;
Forty-two a week, you roll your own, don't make the bars.
Lord, Lord, Lord, I don't know one woman in this town.
Oh, I don't know one woman in this town.

Oh, there's a crack under the door, and the snow drifts through inside;
But no letters and no money from all my friends outside.

Oh, when you're with a girl, freight train don't sound so bad,
Oh, when you're with a girl, freight train don't sound so bad;
But when you're all alone, oh the blues get low and sad;
Oh, Lord, Lord, I don't know one woman in this town.
Oh, I don't know one woman in this town.

Oh, there's a crack under the door, and the snow drifts through inside;
But no letters and no money from all my friends outside.

Oh, when you're with a girl, freight train don't sound so bad,
Oh, when you're with a girl, freight train don't sound so bad;
But when you're all alone, oh the blues get low and sad;
Oh, Lord, I don't know one woman in this town.
Oh, I don't know one woman in this town.


transcribed by ear from Ian & Sylvia: The Complete Vanguard Recordings


-Joe Offer-
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