Lonesome Whistle

 Capo 2nd fret

Intro:
|     A     |     E     |     A     |     A     |


.         A                                        D                       A
I was ridin’ Number Nine, headin’ south from Caro-line.
.                         E                    A
I heard that lone – some whistle blow.
.                                                         D                 A
I got in trouble, had to roam. I left my gal; I left my home.
.                        E                     A
I heard that lone – some whistle blow.
.         D                                      A
Just a kid actin’ smart, I went and broke my darlin’s heart.
.                                       E
I guess I was too young to know.
.                       A                                            D                 A
They took me off in Georgia main, locked me to a ball and chain.
.                        E                     A
I heard that lone – some whistle blow.


Interlude:
|     A     |     E     |     A     |     A     |


.         A                                       D                   A
All a-lone I bare the shame. I’m a number, not a name.
.                        E                     A
I heard that lone – some whistle blow.
.                                                 D                       A
All I do is sit and cry when that ev’ning train goes by.
.                        E                     A
I heard that lone – some whistle blow.
.          D                                          A
I’ll be locked here in this cell till my body’s just a shell,
.                                              E
And my hair turns whiter than snow.
.               A                                      D                   A
I’ll never see that gal of mine. I’m in Georgia, doin’ time.
.                         E                     A
I heard that lone – some whistle blow.

 

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