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Greenville Trestle High Ukulele

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Doc Watson
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                Greenville Trestle High
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I remember as a boy how in wonderment and joy, 
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I'd watch the trains as they roll by
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And the whistle's lonesome sound you could hear for miles around,
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As they rolled across that Greenville Trestle high.

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But the whistles don't sound like they used to. Lately not many trains go by.
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Hard times across the land mean no work for a railroad man.
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And the Greenville Trestle now don't seem so high.

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On the riverbank I'd stand with a canepole in my hand
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 and watch the freight trains up against the sky.
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With the  black smoke trailin' back as they moved along the tracks,
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 that runs across that Greenville Trestle high


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When the lonesome whistles whine I get rambling on my mind
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 and I wish they still sounded that way.
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As I turn and head for home, Lord she'd rumble, low , and moan
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 toward the sunset at the break of day.

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