Away From Home

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Away From Home - Peg Leg Howell, with Jim Hill, mandolin
D position, standard tuning, Jim Hill, mandolin

Standin' at the station, waitin' for my train
Standin' at the station, waitin' for my train
I was outdoors, sleepin' in the rain

My mama's sick, papa is dead and gone
My mama's sick, papa is dead and gone
Didn't have no lovin' pillow to lay my head on

A thousand miles, babe, away from home
I was a thousand miles, baby, away from home
My mama is sick, my papa is dead and gone

I asked the operator, "How long this train been gone?"
I asked the operator, "How long this train been gone?"
"Your train been gone every [sic] since this morn."

Say the train I ride is eighteen coaches long
Say the train I ride is eighteen coaches long
I'm a poor old boy, I'm a long ways from my home

I'm a poor old boy, I ain't got nowhere to stay
I'm the poor old boy, I ain't got nowhere to stay
Says, everybody sure done throwed me away

I was down in Cincinnati, baby, on the hog
I'm down in Cincinnati, baby, on the hog
I'm drinkin' muddy water, sleep in a hollow log



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