THE PEAVINE RAILROAD





Ridin' The Loggin' Peavine
          C             G           Am
VERSE 1:  A boy from Virginia named James,
                 F                     G
          Who didn't have time for kid games,
          Am                     Dm7    Dm
          Went to Greene County, Tennessee, 
               G            Dm   G
          Far away from his family.
          Am                      F
          To take down the virgin forest
          C                      Em                 
          With crosscut saws and bird chorus.
                  F              Am 
          Workin' for a dollar a day,
          G                 C         F
          To marry his sweetheart someday.

          C                   G     Am
VERSE 2:  Crossin' Nolichucky route-line
             F                      G
          Leavin' river flat land behind.
              Am                 Dm7     Dm
          The cross-ties made of Hemlock trees.
          G         Dm                   G
          Grass and limbs swaying in the breeze.
                 Am                  F
          Headed for the Toehead Mountain
          C                        Em                 
          Ridin' the loggin' steam Peavine.
                  F            Am 
          Workin' for a dollar a day,
          G                 C         F
          To marry his sweetheart someday.

          C                  G        Am
VERSE 3:  Flat cars empty to the turn-round,
                       F                   G
          To the creek saw mill, they were bound.
                  Am              Dm7     Dm
          Huffin' smoke and steam up Camp Creek,
              G                Dm       G
          Headin' for that big mountain peak.
                 Am                   F
          Mighty Oak and Chestnut for sale,
                   C                   Em                 
          Standing tall, waitin' to be fell.
                  F            Am 
          Workin' for a dollar a day,
          G                 C         F
          To marry his sweetheart someday.

                  F            Am 
REPEAT:   Workin' for a dollar a day,
          G                 C         F
          To marry his sweetheart someday.


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