Living In The Country
Pete Seeger

PETE SEEGER


Living In The Country Lyrics

(Traditional)

You know the guitar came to Europe with the gypsies 700 years ago
Spain brought the guitar to Mexico 400 years ago
U.S.A. picked a quarrel with Mexico and got Texas and California
And it also got the guitar and the guitar got us
It was Afro American people in the south
That worked out this way of playing it though
You know in Europe they usually play a guitar
But the Afro American peple worked out a way to play it
Just like a drum band

The base strings were played by a thumb with a steady beat
And the top strings were played
With the finger and got all the little off beats
Up in Syracuse there's a 92 year old woman
Who wrote a song, which some of you may know
She plays it, who knows it?

Freight train, freight train goin' so fast
Freight train, freight train goin' so fast
Please don't tell them which train I'm on
So they won't know which route I've gone

When I die just bury me deep
Down at the foot of old Chestnut Street
So I can hear old number nine
As she goes roaring by

Freight train, freight train goin' so fast
Freight train, freight train goin' so fast
Please don't tell them which train I'm on
So they won't know which route I've gone

When I'm dead and in my grave
No more good times do I crave
Place the tombstone at my head and my feet
Tell my friends that I've gone to sleep

Freight train, freight train goin' so fast
Freight train, freight train goin' so fast
Please don't tell them which train I'm on
So they won't know which route I've gone

Watch Pete Seeger Living In The Country video
Hottest Lyrics with Videos
d5c877438c1ffadd2636115389882bf3

check amazon for Living In The Country mp3 download
these lyrics are submitted by gsba3
Record Label(s): 1987 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
Official lyrics by

Rate Living In The Country by Pete Seeger (current rating: 6.68)
12345678910
Meaning to "Living In The Country" song lyrics
captcha
Characters count : / 50