It's only been a year or so but it seems so long ago, i packed
Up my bags and left my home.
Been from fresno to maine, even worked a boat in spain. i ain't
Ever had a bed to call my own.
'round this time of day i gets to feelin' low and i wonder who's
My baby's latest beau.
I have gambled and lost. i've been cussed by my boss. some city
Gal just took me for a ride.
Hope some day i'll get back to my little old country shack.
Settle down with my baby at my side.
Someday soon, you hear, gonna save up my fare or maybe i'll just
Have to ride the rail.
If that mornin' train is right, i'll be home before that night
And i hope no one will have to go my bail.