“Freight Train Blues (I)”


"I hate to hear that engine blow, boo-hoo (x2), Every time I hear it blowin' I feel like ridin' too." The singer wants to travel to forget her man. She asks to ride the blinds; the brakeman says no. She compares how men and women get the blues


  1. Cohen-LSRail, pp. 446-449, "Freight Train Blues (I)" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, LSRai446


Author: Thomas Dorsey and Everett Murphy
Earliest date: 1924 (copyright); also recordings by Trixie Smith and Clara Smith
Keywords: train separation