(i heard that) lonesome whistle lyrics – hank williams

i was ridin’ no 9 heading south from caroline
i heard that lonesome whistle blow
got in trouble had to roam left my gal and left my home
i heard that lonesome whistle blow
just a kid acting smart i went and broke my darling’s heart
i guess i was too young to know
they took me off to georgia main locked me to a ball and chain
i heard that lonesome whistle blow
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all alone i bear the shame i’m a number not a name
i heard that lonesome whistle blow
all i do is sit and cry when the evening 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
and my hair turns whiter than the snow
i’ll never see that gal of mine lord i’m in georgia doing time
i heard that lonesome whistle blow

/ hank williams lyrics