Hey Porter Uke tab by Johnny Cash

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Hey Porter Hey Porter Would you tell me the time
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How much longer will it be 'til we cross that Mason Dixon Line
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At daylight will you tell that engineer to slow it down
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Or better still just stop the train 'cause I want to 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 rightup and yell

3 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 smell 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 my door
When they stop this train I'm gonna get off first 'cause I can't
wait no more
Tell that engineer I say Thanks a lot I didn't mind the fare
I'm gonna set my feet on Souther soil and breathe that Southern air


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wejw avatar
flag for US(ISO2) (AUBURN)
Seems like there should be strumming the rest of the song
21 May 2019
About this song

Written in 1954 and released in 1955, "Hey Porter" was Johnny Cash's first recording at Sun Records studios in Memphis Tennessee. It was paired with "Cry, Cry, Cry" on the B-Side of Cash's first record and essentially launched his enormous career that would go on to span 5 decades and produces scores of hit songs. Since its initial release there have been a number covers including notable versions by Ry Cooder in 1971 and The Folsom Prison Gang in 2011.