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Johnny Cash Lyrics
"Hey, Porter"

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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 ya tell that engineer
to slow it down?
Or better still, just stop the train,
Cause I wanna look around.

Hey porter! Hey porter!
What time did ya 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 puffin' 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 the train I'm gonna get off first
Cause I can't wait no more.
Tell that engineer I said thanks alot,
and I didn't mind the fare.
I'm gonna set my feet on Southern soil
and breathe that Southern air.
This song is from the album "Sun Years", "Rock N Roll", "With His Hot And Blue Guitar", "Hayride Anthology", "Give My Love To Rose", "Great Lost Performances", "Legend", "This Is Gold", "The Man In Black Vol. 1: 1954-1958", "The Man In Black Vol. 1: 1954-1958", "100 Hits Legends-Johnny Cash", "Ballad Of Ira Hayes", "Country Legend", "Ep Collection", "Vol. 1 & 2: Original Golden Hits", "Very Best Of Johnny Cash - The Ultimate Collection Vol. 1", "The Outtakes (Sun Studio Recordings)", "The Man In Black: 1963-1969", "Man In Black 1954-58", "Man In Black 1954-58", "Man In Black 2: 1959-62", "Legend At His Best / Autobiography cash", "Legendary Collection", "Now Here's Johnny Cash", "Essential Sun Collection", "Johnny Cash", "Forever Johnny Cash", "Get Rhythm/story Songs Of Trains And Rivers", "Great", "Hit Collection", "Johnny Cash - 54 Great Performances", "Johnny Cash Collection Bonus Dvd Pride Of Jesse Hallam", "8 Classic Albums", "Johnny Cash - Sings The Greatest Hits/sings The Blue Train", "Showtime / Original Golden Hits 3", "Legend Lives On", "Up Through The Years 1955-1957", "20 Greatest Hits", "Bootleg Volume 3: Live Around The World" and "The Great Lost Performance Collector's Edition With Bonus Dvd Document".