Goin’ Away (Utah Phillips)

Sheet music for “Goin’ Away” available from Utah Phillips & The Long Memory.
“Goin’ Away” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Performer: Utah Phillips.
Lyrics: Utah Phillips.
Tune: Utah Phillips.


Is that the moon I see over there in the West
Or the headlight gleam C&O express?
I know she’s gone whatever I say.
It won’t be long ’til I make up my mind
And go away.

Is that the sun coming up on the Eastern shore
Or just the coal bed glow behind the firebox door?
I know she’s gone whatever I say.
But it won’t be long ’til I make up my mind
And go away.

Did you see that man? He can’t hear the whistle.
Blind old fool caught out on the trestle.
Can’t go up and he can’t go back.
Train kept coming, brushed him off the track.

Other storms may blow, and the wind may rise.
Still, I long to go where the fast mail flies.
I know she’s gone whatever I say.
But it won’t be long ’til I make up my mind
And go away.

Did you see that man? He can’t hear the whistle.
Blind old fool caught out on the trestle.
Can’t go up and he can’t go back.
Train kept coming, brushed him off the track.

Other storms may blow, and the wind may rise.
Still, I long to go where the fast mail flies.
I know she’s gone whatever I say.
But it won’t be long ’til I make up my mind
And go away.


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