Oh, you've done me wrong, but it won't be long, 
'Til my blues are out of sight. 
For that big green engine's ready to go, 
Rollin' out of town tonight. 
See the steam and hear the whistle scream, 
And we're off on the northern line. 
Flyin' thirty-eight, never known to be late, 
Rock and rollin' along on time. 
Oh, sling that coal and hear that engine roll, 
Keep the signals clear tonight. 
Women, wine and song, I've had you to long, 
Gonna lose my blues tonight.  
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I've been in town and I've been foolin' around, 
And I've spent some time in jail. 
Gonna start again, don't know where or when, 
But tonight I'm changing my trail. 
It's good to see the bushland free,  
'neath the moon and stars so bright. 
And that old green rattler seems to know, 
That I'm losin' my blues tonight. 
Oh, sling that coal and hear that engine roll, 
Keep the signals clear tonight. 
Women, wine and song, I've had you to long, 
Gonna lose my blues tonight. 
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Oh, you've done me wrong, but it won't be long, 
'Til my blues are out of sight. 
For that big green engine's ready to go, 
Rollin' out of town tonight. 
Oh, sling that coal and hear the engine roll, 
Keep the signals clear tonight.  
Let the smoke clouds fly, I'm sayin' goodbye, 
Gonna lose my blues tonight. 
I'm gonna lose my blues tonight. 
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