Southbound passenger train

By Doc Watson

I'm gonna ride, I mean,
That southbound passenger train
I'm gonna buy me a ticket just as long as my arm
I'm gonna ride that train, baby, all night long
I'm gonna ride, I mean,
That southbound passenger train
Until I hear that old conductor say,
All out for Birmingham.

I got a letter from my doll babe,
(That live) in Birmingham;
She's the cutest little doll babe,
Way down in Birmingham;
Well, she's so sweet, and she's so neat,
And when she walk, she knock-a you off-a your feet.
She is some mama (red hot)
From Birmingham.

I'm gonna ride, I mean,
On that southbound passenger train
I hear the engineer say, "Put your shovel in the coal,
Put your head out the window, watch the drivers roll."
I'm gonna ride, I mean,
That southbound passenger train,
Until I hear that old conductor say,
All out for Birmingham.

Now when I hear that whistle blow, (whoo-oo)
It's a music to my ears;
And when I'm with my doll babe,
I don't shed no lonesome tears.
Well, she's so sweet, and she's so neat,
And when she walk, she knock-a you off your feet.
She is some mama (red hot)
From Birmingham.

I'm gonna ride, I mean,
That southbound passenger train
I'm gonna buy me a ticket just as long as my arm
I'm gonna ride that train, baby, all night long
I'm gonna ride, I mean,
That southbound passenger train
Until I hear that old conductor say,
All out for Birmingham.