RAILROAD BOY Traitional folk song Joan Baez Key: Em -6 -6 8 8 -87 -8 8 -6 She went up-stairs to make her bed -6 -6 -7 7 -8 7 -6 6 -6 And not a word to her moth-er said. -6 -6 8 8 -87 -8 8 -6 Her moth-er she went up-stairs too -6 -6 -6 -6 -7 7 7 Say-ing, Daugh-ter, oh daugh-ter, -8 7 -6 6 -6 what's troub-lin' you? Oh mother, oh mother, I cannot tell That railroad boy that I love so well. He courted me my life away And now at home will no longer stay. There is a place in yonder town Where my love goes and he sits him down. And he takes that strange girl on his knee And he tells to her what he won't tell me. Her father he came home from work Sayin', Where is my daughter, she seems so hurt He went upstairs to give her hope An' he found her hangin' by a rope. He took his knife and he cut her down And on her bosom these words he found: Go dig my grave both wide and deep, Put a marble stone at my head and feet, And on my breast, put a snow white dove To warn the world that I died of love.