H In the heat of the day down in Mobile, Alabama Working on the railroad with the steel driving hammer, E Gotta make some money to buy some brand new shoes H Tryin' to find somebody to take away these blues. F# "She don't love me" hear them singing in the sun H Payday's coming when my work is all done. Later in the evening when the sun is sinking low All day I've been waiting for the whistle to blow, Sitting in a teepee built right on the tracks Rolling them bones until the foreman comes back, Pick up your belongings boys and scatter about We've got an off-schedule train coming two miles out. Everybody's scrambling and jumping around Picking up their money, tearing the teepee down. Foreman starts to panic, about to go insane, Trying to get the workers out the way of the train. Engineer blows the whistle loud and long Can't stop the train, gotta let it roll on!