Oh listen to the train coming down the line
 Trying to make up all their lost time
 From Buffalo to Washington

 You can wash my jumper starch my overalls
 Catch a train they call the Cannonball
 From Buffalo to Washington

 My baby's left me even took my shoes
 Enough to give a girl these doggone worried blues
 he's gone he's solid gone

 Yonder comes the train coming down the track
 Carry me away but it aint gonna carry me back
 My honey babe I'm leavin you

 I'm going up north I'm going up north this fall
 If luck don't change I wont be back at all
 honey babe I'm leaving you