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MEAN OLD SOUTHERN RAILROAD

(trad./Danny Kalb and Bob Dylan)

Dylan with Mark Spoelstra, Danny Kalb and Gil Turner (Alice Ochs)


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Lyrics as performed by DANNY KALB (vocal / guitar) AND BOB DYLAN (harmonica), RIVERSIDE CHURCH FOLK MUSIC HOOTENANNY, WRVR-FM, New York, NY, Jul 29, 1961, transcribed by Manfred Helfert


Oh, that mean old Southern Railroad,
Yes, it took my babe away.
Oh, that mean old railroad
Took my babe away.
I'm gonna find her, yes, I'll find her,
Gonna bring her back some day.

Now, that mean old Southern Railroad,
Yes, it took my babe away.
Yes, that mean old railroad
Took my babe away.
Gonna find my baby,
Find her, yes, some day.

Caught you standin' on the corner,
With the feet gettin' wet,
Yeah, standin' on the corner,
Her feet soakin' wet.
Yeah, she's beggin' each and
Every man she met.

Oh, that mean old Southern Railroad,
Yes, it took my babe away.
Oh, that mean old railroad
Took my babe away.
Gonna find her, yes, I'll find her,
I'm gonna bring her back some day.


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