all around the water tank waiting for a train
a thousand miles away from home sleeping in the rain
I walked up to a brakeman just to give him a line of talk
he said if you've got money I'll see that you don't walk
well I haven't got a nickel not a penny can I show
he said get off you railroad bum and he slammed the boxcar door

well he put me off in Texas a place I dearly love
the wide open spaces all around me the moon and stars above
nobody seems to want me nor to lend me a helping hand
I'm on my way from Frisco heading back to Dixie Land
my pocketbook is empty my heart is willed with pain
I'm a thousand miles away from home just waiting for a train

                                                   jimmie rodgers