HEY PORTER
(Johnny Cash)
JOHNNY CASH (SUN 221, 1955)

Hey porter! Hey porter! Would you tell me the time?
How much longer will it be till we cross that Mason Dixon line
At daylight would you tell that engineer to slow it down
Or better still to stop the train, 'cause I wanna look around

Hey porter! Hey porter! What time did you say?
How much longer will it be till I can see the light of day
When we hit Dixie will you tell that engineer to ring his bell
And ask everybody that ain't asleep to stand right up and yell

Hey porter! Hey porter! It's getting light outside
This old train is puffing smoke, and I have to strain my eyes
But ask that engineer if he will blow his whistle, please
'Cause I smell frost on cotton leaves and I feel that Southern breeze

Hey porter! Hey porter! Please get my bags for me
I need nobody to tell me now that we're in Tennessee
Go tell that engineer to make that lonesome whistle scream
We're not so far from home, so take it easy on the steam

Hey porter! Hey porter! Please open up the door
When they stop this train I'm gonna get off first, 'cause I can't wait no more
Tell that engineer I said thanks a lot and I didn't mind the fare
I'm gonna set my feet on Southern soil and breathe that Southern air