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I Heard That Lonesome Whistle

This song is by Porter Wagoner and appears on the album Soul Of A Convict & Other Great Prison Songs (1967).

This song is a cover of "(I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle" by Hank Williams.
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I Heard That Lonesome Whistle
I was ridin' No 9, headin' south from Caroline
I heard that lonesome whistle blow

Got in trouble, had to roam; left my gal and left my home
I heard that lonesome whistle blow

Just a kid acting smart, I went and broke my darling's heart
I guess I was too young to know
They took me off to Georgia Main, locked me to a ball and chain
I heard that lonesome whistle blow

All alone I bear the shame, I'm a number not a name
I heard that lonesome whistle blow

All I do is sit and cry when that evening train goes by
I heard that lonesome whistle blow

I'll be locked here in this cell 'til my body's just a shell
And my hair turns whiter than snow
I'll never see that gal of mine, 'cause I'm in Georgia doing time
I heard that lonesome whistle blow

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