Orphan Train

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A song about the Orphan Trains that would transport parentless children to be given to midwest farm families.

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Hello my name is Sara Jane
when I was four years old they put me on this train
They took me from my mothers arms
and sent me west to live on some strangers farm

Orphan Train, goin down the track
Orphan Train, aint never comin back
Whoo hoo

We'd pull into the little towns
and folks would come and look us up and down
They always took the babies first
and pretty girls always had it worse

Orphan Train, goin down the track
Orphan Train, aint never comin back
Whoo hoo

Mama said I'll only be a whistle away
but I never saw her again after that day

Now I'm old and all alone
sometimes I dream that I'll still make it home
and them I hear my mothers voice
Sara Jane, I didn't have a chioce

Orphan Train goin down the track
Orphan Train aint never comin back
Whoo hoo

credits

from Devils and Desires, released May 15, 2015
Written by Cari Minor, Cari Minor guitar and vocal. Ray Smith guitar and vocal. Kort McCumber cello and, fiddle.

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