Hey Porter

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John R. "Johnny" Cash (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003), was an American singer-songwriter, actor, and author, who has been called one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Although he is primarily remembered as a country music icon, his songs and sound spanned many other … more »

Hey, Porter
Hey Porter
Would you tell me the time?
How much longer will it be 
'Til we cross that Mason Dixon Line?
At daylight would you tell that engineer to slow it down
Or better still, just stop the train 
'Cause I want to look around

Hey, Porter
Hey, Porter 
What time did you say?
How much longer will it be 
'Til I can see the light of day?
When we hit Dixie will you tell that engineer to ring his bell
And ask everybody that ain't asleep to stand right up 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 feel 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 the 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 and I didn't mind the fare
I'm gonna set my feet on Southern soil 
And breathe that Southern air

Written by: JOHNNY CASH

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Hey Porter