In The Pines

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The longest train I ever saw
Went down that Georgia line
The engine passed at six o’clock
And the cab passed by at nine

   In the pines, in the pines
   Where the sun never shines
   And we shiver when the cold wind blows

I asked my captain for the time of day
He said he throwed his watch away
A long steel rail and a short cross tie
I’m on my way back home

Little girl, little girl, what have I done
That makes you treat me so
You caused me to weep, you caused me to mourn
You caused me to leave my home

My father was an engineer
Died a mile out of town
His head was found in the driving gear
But his body was never found