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Southern Dixie Flyer

Song Author Joe Babcock Performer: Marty Robbins Submitted by: Anonymous

[C]At the station house one day was a lady old and gray
I could [F]tell her heart was [C]feeling sad and [G7]low   
With the [C]teardrops in her eyes she was trying not to cry
I de[F]termined then her [C]story [G7]I would [C]know

[G7]I answered the words in this [F]sad sad tale I [C]heard
Of a [F]mother who has [C]lost her only [G7]child
Yes they [C]taken her away these words I heard her say
And they're [F]traveling on that [C]Southern [G7]Dixie [C]Flyer


She was only sweet sixteen and the only joy I seen
What [F]God has given [C]now He takes [G7]away   
She'll be [C]taken home again on that southbound railroad train
To be [F]laid there with her [C]daddy [G7]in the [C]grave

I've no [G7]money of my own I can't [F]even take her [C]home
But I [F]want to be there [C]with my heart's [G7]desire
But then [C]she could say no more as the echo drifted o'er
Twas the [F]whistle of that [C]Southern [G7]Dixie [C]Flyer


As the train pulled out of sight and the day became as night
Was a [F]scene to bring a [C]tear to any [G7]eye   
Just the [C]lady all alone not a thing to call her own
But some [F]memories from the [C]better [G7]days gone [C]by  

I [G7]knew right away there was [F]nothing I could [C]say  
Too [F]soon her heart had [C]dried those tear dimmed [G7]eyes   
So I [C]turned to walk away from the lady old and gray
Whose [F]heart was on that [C]Southern [G7]Dixie [C]Flyer

I've no [G7]money of my own I can't [F]even take her [C]home
But I [F]want to be there [C]with my heart's [G7]desire
But then [C]she could say no more as the echo drifted o'er
Twas the [F]whistle of that [C]Southern [G7]Dixie [C]Flyer


At the station house one day was a lady old and gray
I could tell her heart was feeling sad and low
With the teardrops in her eyes she was trying not to cry
I determined then her story I would know

I answered the words in this sad sad tale I heard
Of a mother who has lost her only child
Yes they taken her away these words I heard her say
And they're traveling on that Southern Dixie Flyer

She was only sweet sixteen and the only joy I seen
What God has given now He takes away
She'll be taken home again on that southbound railroad train
To be laid there with her daddy in the grave

I've no money of my own I can't even take her home
But I want to be there with my heart's desire
But then she could say no more as the echo drifted o'er
Twas the whistle of that Southern Dixie Flyer

As the train pulled out of sight and the day became as night
Was a scene to bring a tear to any eye
Just the lady all alone not a thing to call her own
But some memories from the better days gone by

I knew right away there was nothing I could say
Too soon her heart had dried those tear dimmed eyes
So I turned to walk away from the lady old and gray
Whose heart was on that Southern Dixie Flyer

I've no money of my own I can't even take her home
But I want to be there with my heart's desire
But then she could say no more as the echo drifted o'er
Twas the whistle of that Southern Dixie Flyer

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