Jean Ritchie: The L&N Don't Stop Here Anymore | Song-Factsheet


Song «The L&N Don't Stop Here Anymore» von Jean Ritchie.


Veröffentlichungsdaten: 1965
Label: Warner Bros. W 1592
Songwriter Than Hall
Genre: Folk - Urbanfolk - American-Folkmusic-Revival


Es geht um die «Louisville & Nashville Railroad», deren Betrieb eingestellt wird. Die Folge ist, dass die Regionen, die nicht mehr ans Netz angeschlossen sind, verarmen.

Personen und Querverweise

Jean Ritchie
Than Hall


When I was a curly headed baby My daddy set me down on his knee Saying boy you go to school and you learn your letters Don't become no dusty miner boy like me. And I was born and raised in the mouth of a Hazzard holler Where the coal cars rolled and rumbled past my door But now they stand in a rusty row of empties 'Cause the L&N don't stop here anymore. Now I used to think my daddy was a black man With script enough to buy the company store Oh but now he goes to town with empty pockets And Lord his face is as white as a February snow. Never thought I'd ever live to love that coal dust Never thought I'd pray to hear those tipples roar Oh but God I wish the grass would turn to money And feel my greenbacks in my pockets once more. Lastnight I dreamed I went down to the office To get my payday like I've done before But those kudzu vines they were covering over the doorway And there were weeds and grass growing right up through the floor.