The First Train Headin' South

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John Gale "Johnny" Horton (April 30, 1925 – November 5, 1960) was an American country music and rockabilly singer most famous for his semi-folk, so-called "saga songs" which began the "historical ballad" craze of the late 1950s and early 1960s. With them, he had several major successes, most notably during 1959 with the song "The Battle of New Orleans" (written by Jimmy Driftwood), which was awarded the 1960 Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Recording. The song was awarded the Grammy Hall of Fame Award, and during 2001 ranked No. 333 of the Recording Industry Association of America's "Songs of the Century". more »


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I didn't know my baby loved me so until that letter come to let me know
Now I pack my bags and then I'll go and catch the first train I see headin'south

If I got this letter in Idaho where snow's so deep it wouldn't let me go
I'd went hog wild and melted all that snow
And caught the first train I saw headin' south
If I got this letter in Iowa nothing in this world could make me stay
I'd grab my hat and then been on my way and caught the first train I saw headin' south
I didn't know my baby loved me so until that letter come to let me know
Now I pack my bags and then I'll go and catch the first train I see headin'south


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I didn't know my baby loved me so until that letter come to let me know
Now I'll pack my bags and then I'll go and catch the first train I see headin' south

If I'd got this letter in Ohio with a busted back, two arms and broken toe
There'd be no hesitation I would go and catch the first train I saw headin'south
But I got this letter up in Maine you can bet your bottom dollar I feel the same
Every clickety-clack of drivers call her name
As I ride this first train I caught headin' south
I didn't know my baby loved me so until that letter come to let me know
Now I pack my bags and then I'll go and catch the first train I see headin'south

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Written by: JOHNNY HORTON

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