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The Cannonball TML # 001667
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This song was learned by the Carter family around 1930 from a negro musician Lesley Riddle and that same year recorded by them. Was later recorded by various artists in the 60's. A nice tune but feels like it needs a B part to break it up a bit - feel free!
You can wash my jum-per, starch my o-ver-alls,
catch that train they call the Can-non-ball
From Buf-fa-lo to Wash-ing-ton

Yonder comes the train coming down the track,
It'll carry me away but it aint going to carry me back
My honey babe my blue-eyed babe.
My baby left me she even took my shoes,
Enough to give me the doggone weary blues,
she's gone, she's solid gone.

I'm going up north, I'm going up north this fall.
If luck don't change, I won't be back at all.
My honey babe I'm leaving you.
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