Hey Porter

Johnny Cash

from: "The Songs of Johnny Cash"
 G
Hey, Porter, Hey Porter! Would you tell me the time?
 A7D7
How much longer will it be 'til we cross that Mason Dixon Line?
 GC
At daylight will you tell that engineer to slow it down;
 GD7G
Or better still, just stop the train 'cause I want to look a-round.
. . .
 G
Hey, Porter! Hey Porter! What time did you say?
 A7D7
How much longer will it be 'till I can see the light of day?
 GC
When we hit Dixie will you tell that engineer to ring his bell;
 GD7G
And ask everybody that ain't asleep to stand rightup and yell.
. . .
Hey, Porter! Hey Porter! It's getting light outside.
This old train is puffin' smoke and I have to strain my eyes.
But ask that engineer if he will blow his whistle please,
'Cause I smell frost on cotton leaves, and I smell that Southern breeze.
. . .
Hey, Porter! Hey, Porter! Please get my bags for me,
I need nobody to tell me now that we're in Tennessee.
Go tell that engineer to make that lonesome whistle scream.
We're not so far from home so take it easy on the steam.
. . .
Hey Porter! Hey Porter! Please open up my door.
When they stop this train I'm gonna get off first 'cause I can't wait no more.
Tell that engineer I say, "Thanks a lot. I didn't mind the fare.
I'm gonna set my feet on Souther soil and breathe that Southern air."









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2greedy4u (report comment to admin):
lay the whole song out in chords not just the first bit
2greedy4u (report comment to admin):
put the chords through the whole song not just the first verse! geez!