How long, baby how long
Has that evening train been gone?
How long, how long, baby how long?

Went to the station, didn’t see no train
Down in my heart, I have an aching pain
How long, how long, baby how long?

I feel disgusted, I feel so bad
Thinking 'bout the good time that I once have had
How long, how long, baby how long?

I could see the green grass growing on the hill
I ain’t seen no greenback on a dollar bill
How long, how long, baby how long?

You’re gonna be sorry, you’ll feel so blue
When you want me, baby, I declare I won’t want you
How long, how long, baby how long?

Don’t have no money for to ride the train
I would ride the rods, baby, to be with you again
How long, how long, baby how long?

How long, baby how long
Must I keep my, my watch in pawn?
How long, how long, baby how long?