Railroad Blues

Lyrics: Sam McGee
Music: Sam McGee

Robert Hunter sang this in a performance on 5 April 2003. It appears in most setlists as "Down To The Depot".

I went down to the depot, looked up on the board
I went down to the depot, looked up on the board
It read good times, children, but better down the road

Where was you, sweet mama, when the train left the shed
Where was you, mama, when the train left the shed
You know I was down in my back yard, wishing I was dead

There was two little monkeys, sitting up in a tree
There was two little monkeys, sitting up in a tree
One says to the other, come on, let's make whoopee

You know I met a gypsy, in a fortune telling place
You know I met a gypsy, in a fortune telling place
Well she read my mind, then she slapped my face