i heard that lonesome whistle blow lyrics – johnny cash

i was riding number nine
heading south from caraloine
i heard that lonesome whistle blow

i got in trouble, had to roam
i left my gal an’ left my home
i heard that lonesome whistle blow

just a kid, actin’ smart
i went and broke my darling’s heart
i guess i was too young to know

they took me off the georgia main
locked me to a ball and chain
i heard that lonesome whistle blow

all alone i bear the shame
i’m a number, not a name
i heard that lonesome whistle blow

all i do is sit an’ cry
when that evenin’ train goes by
i heard that lonesome whistle blow

i’ll be locked here in this cell
till my body’s just a sh*ll
an’ my hair turns whiter than snow

i’ll never see that gal of mine
i’m in georgia, doin’ time
i heard that lonesome whistle blow

/ johnny cash lyrics