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A Train Robbery  Levon Helm

[G]The foreman touched the c[C]old steel li[G]nes
[G]The rail bed was f[D]rozen with i[G]ce
[G]In the distance an engine was k[C]eeping good t[G]ime
[G]The steam whistle m[D]oaned just t[G]wice


[C]Down in the cut past the old Tr[G]essel bridge
[C]Twelve fine horses s[D]tood
[G]Masked men shivered in the c[C]old on the r[G]idge
[G]Not far from the G[D]lendale wo[G]ods
[G]The brass lamp shone from the s[C]waying t[G]rain
[G]When the driver s[D]aw the red li[G]ght
[G]Her iron brakes sparked like s[C]ilver r[G]ain
[G]And the metals scr[D]eamed through the ni[G]ght
[C]The baggage man peered out to l[G]ook for the fault
[C]When fear froze up his he[D]art
[G]He was staring down the barrel of an a[C]rmy c[G]olt
[G]That threatened to t[D]ear him a[G]part
[G]We will burn your train to cinders
[C]so throw the money on d[G]own
[G]Open up your damned express car
[C]And jump down to the gr[G]ound
[G]But we won't touch that old woman
[C](Incomprehensible) and they cl[G]aimed
[G]They ain't offered no reward
[C]For Frank and Jesse J[G]ames
[C]Frank and Jesse Ja[G]mes
[G]In long soldier's coats f[C]rayed with the y[G]ears
[G]Quickly they sc[D]rambled ab[G]oard
[G]Men were the sweatin' and the w[C]omen shed t[G]ears
[G]And a preacher pr[D]ayed to the L[G]ord
[C]When they opened the safe there was not[G]hing for them
[C]So they strode down through the tr[D]ain
[G]What a miserable sight these d[C]esperate [G]men
[G]Robbin' old folks for their g[D]old, watch, ch[G]ains
[G]We will burn your train to cinders
[C]so throw the money on d[G]own
[G]Open up your damned express car
[C]And jump down to the gr[G]ound
[G]But we won't touch that old woman
[C](Incomprehensible) and they cl[G]aimed
[G]They ain't offered no reward
[C]For Frank and Jesse J[G]ames
[C]Frank and Jesse J[G]ames
[C]Now some say the devil had taken his s[G]oul
[C]Some say his spirit sur[D]vived
[G]But we all know he was nothin' but a M[C]issouri farm [G]boy
[G]Just fighting to s[D]tay al[G]ive
[C]High above that rai[G]lroad bed
[C]On a ridge where the pines grow ta[D]ll
[G]If you listen to the wind, there's a g[C]host of a c[G]hance
[G]You can still hear [D]old Jesse c[G]all
[G]We will burn your train to cinders
[C]so throw the money on [G]down
[G]Open up your damned express car
[C]And jump down to the g[G]round
[G]But we won't touch that old woman
[C](Incomprehensible) and they cla[G]imed
[G]They ain't offered no reward
[C]For Frank and Jesse Ja[G]mes
[C]Frank and Jesse Ja[G]mes

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Wharf Rat (report)

We wont touch that old Pullman she's Southern and they claimed
(found this, sounds right to me, a Pullman was a type of train car)