Orange Blossom Special

Marty Stuart, Clarence "Tater" TateBuy this song

Marty Stuart

John Martin "Marty" Stuart (born September 30, 1958) is an American country music singer-songwriter, known for both his traditional style, and eclectic merging of rockabilly, honky tonk, and traditional country music. In the early 1990s, he had a successful string of Country hits. more »

Tell 'em Marty, you got a word for it
 Right here, oh, ooh, oh, look yonder comin'
Where? Where you comin' from?
 Right over there boys, comin' down the railroad track

I said look-a-yonder comin', comin' down the railroad track
It's the Orange Blossom Special, bringin' my baby back
I'm goin' down to Florida, gonna get some sand in my shoes 
Or maybe California, gotta lose there New York blues 

Ride the Orange Blossom Special, now, lose these New York blues 
One more time, this song is about a train, ya know
The Orange Blossom Special that used to run from Florida 
Up the East Coast and around the East Coast in Virginia 

 Tater had a little hound dog one time
That played a little bit too close to the train track
And his luck ran out and the train got the hound dog by the tail
Cut his tail off, so Tater, tell 'em a little bit more about your hound dog
A-show 'em how he went, alright 

Well, like you said, Marty, he just got to playin' around 
A little bit to close to the railroad tracks
Cut about three inches of his tail off, boy, it did hurt
 Though I don't know how it would feel but I'm sure it would hurt

He squalled out somethin' like this, he was just a little hound dog right  Really hurt him bad, he turned around about three flips 
And took off up towards the house, up through the field there
 Every step he was takin' he was a yakin' somethin' like this right here


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