Little Black Train

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Woody Guthrie

Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Guthrie (July 14, 1912 – October 3, 1967) was an American singer-songwriter and folk musician whose musical legacy includes hundreds of political, traditional and children's songs, ballads and improvised works. He frequently performed with the slogan This Machine Kills Fasc… more »

There's a little black train a-comin' 
Comin' down the track
You gotta ride that little black train, 
But it ain't a gonna bring you back.

You may be a bar-room gambler 
And cheat your way through life
You can't cheat that little black train 
Or beat this final ride.

You silken bar-room ladies, 
Dressed in your worldly pride
You've gotta ride that little black train 
That's comin' in the night.

Your million dollar fortune, 
Your mansion glittering white
You can't take it with you 
When the train moves in the night.

Get ready for your savior, 
Anf fix your business right
You've got to ride that little black train 
That makes this final ride.

You silken bar-room ladies, 
Dressed in your worldly pride 
You've gotta ride that little black train 
That's comin' in the night.

You may be a bar-room gambler 
And cheat your way through life 
You can't cheat that little black train 
Or beat this final ride.

There's a little black train a-comin' 
Comin' down the track 
You gotta ride that little black train, 
But it ain't a gonna bring you back

Written by: WOODY GUTHRIE

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Little Black Train