I was wild and reckless this hobo
And I left my happy home
And I started out on a westward trip
All by myself alone.
Oh my pocket book was empty and my heart it was filled with pain
I’m a thousand miles away from home just bummin’ an old freight train.
Just a’ bummin’ an old freight train oh Lord just bummin’ an old freight train
I’m a thousand miles away from home just bummin’ an old frieight train.
I was standing on that platform And smokin’ a cheap cigar
I was waiting for that old freight train to find me an empty car
Well I pulled my cap down over my eyes as I walked along the track
I caught the stirrup of a sleepin’ car And I never did look back.