Lyrics: Ron McKernan
Music: Ron McKernan
One of the songs recorded by Pigpen for an unreleased solo album.
When I was a boy about seventeen
I went down to the railroad yard
I hopped on Santa Fe Queen
I was going all the way to Boston for coal mines
I lit out from my home and I hitch-hiked to the station
I went around the back, found me the yards, I asked an old hobo, I said:
"Buddy, which way's this train goin?"
He said, "I don't care, man, I just ride the rods"