Kansas City Southern

written by Gene Clark

 

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When I was a young boy evening sun went down

Stand off by the railroad tracks and I'd listen for the sound
        A                                          E
Of that Kansas City Southern man that'a a lonesome sound
         B
Well I'd sit and watch those trains go by
    A     *                 E
And wish that I was outward bound

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Well I'd dream about big cities

And the pleasures I would keep

Long about twelve-thirty thru the phases of my sleep
              A                                          E
I'd hear that Kansas City Southern, man that'a a lonesome sound
         B
Well I'd sit and watch those trains go by
    A   *                   E
And wish that I was outward bound

E
Well now I've been in a couple of places

Seen a couple of things

Whenever I think back in time

My memory forth rings
          A                                          E
With that Kansas City Southern, man that'a a lonesome sound
         B
Well I'd sit and watch those trains go by
    A    *                   E
And wish that I was homeward bound

                                C#m
Don't you know how the whistles blows
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Don't you know how the whistles blows
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Don't you know know know how the whistle blows

 

From "The Through The Morning Through The Night LP"

Dillard & Clark A & M Records 1969

Rondor Music

 

* On the version from 3 Byrds Land In London use a G chord here