“Way Out There”


Singer, a hobo, jumps off a freight train, makes camp, falls asleep, dreaming "the desert sand was a milk and honey land." He awakens to the sound of a returning train; he catches it on the fly. Refrain: "It gets lonesome way out there" or similar


  • Bill Boyd & his Cowboy Ramblers "'Way Out There" (Bluebird [US, Canada] B-6670, 1936; Montgomery Ward M-7193, 1937)
  • Callahan Brothers, "Away Out There" (Melotone 7-05-59, 1937)
  • Hall Brothers, "'Way Out There" (Bluebird B-6843, 1937)
  • Riley Puckett, "'Way Out There" (Bluebird B-8354, 1940)
  • Sons of the Pioneers, "Way Out There" (Decca 5013, 1934)


Author: Bob Nolan
Earliest date: 1934 (recording, Sons of the Pioneers)
Found in: US