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2001
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Oh, smokestack lightnin', shinin' just like gold
Why can't you hear me cryin'? 
Oh, stop your train, let a hobo ride
Why can't you hear me cryin'?

Oh, fare you well, I never see you no more
Why can't you hear me cryin'? 

Oh, stop your train, let a poor boy ride, callin' yes I do
Let a poor boy ride, let his foot step on

Oh, who've been you baby, since I've been gone

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Written by: Chester Burnett

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