From the recording Just to Hear the Whistle Blow

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Just to Hear the Whistle Blow
(Tim Stafford, Steve Gulley)


When I was just a school kid, we used to hear it going by
If you were gonna leave this holler, it was the only way to fly
So many hopped a freight train, addicted to the sound
But me I took the safe track and never left this town

No, I never jumped a boxcar,
Never felt those big wheels roll
But I still come here every day
Just to Hear the Whistle Blow

Well I heard the singing brakeman, and it made me want to go
And life here in Kentucky was moving way too slow
Sometimes the high way ain't the right way, guess I'd do it all again
Still I can't help but wonder bout the way things might have been

So each day I drive to Corbin, just to satisfy my mind
Park beside the station, out past the limit sign
I know they look at me and wonder why I even hang around
What makes an old man sit here and listen to the sound