Spike Driver Blues (Mississippi John Hurt)

She walked down the yard, caught the longest train she seen She walked down the yard, caught the longest train she seen Said, she'd ride and ride "till the blues wear offa me" It's two bullyin' freight trains runnin' side by side It's two bullyin' freight trains runnin' side by side They done stole my rider and I guess they's satisfied They rode in the Delta, kept on easin' by They rode in the Delta, kept on easin' by Know I feel just like she said her last goodbye Friend, she won't write, she won't telephone Friend, she won't write, she won't telephone Makes me believe to my soul rider calls that "gone" But if I had wings, friend, like Noah's dove Friend, if I had wings, friend, like Noah's dove I would raise and fly, God knows, where my lover was I laid down at night, I can't sleep at all I laid down at night, I can't sleep at all Awful lyin' there wondering if someone rollin' in her arms Laid my head on my pillow, friends, it be's too high Laid my head on my pillow, friends, it be's too high Taken down with, I'm gettin' sick and 'bout to die