Railroad Bill (Philadelphia) lyrics
Saturday, January 27, 2007

Came to this city hoping to meet
My baby at the station on 30th Street

I crossed the river to Rittenhouse Square
Looked all around didn't see her there

I walked from Chestnut down to Pine
Looking for that woman of mine

I walked down Walnut, walked down Spruce
Even bought a copy of the Daily News


I walked up to Broad and there ahead o'me
Was the Kimmel Center and the Music Academy

I walked in, there was the symphony
And my baby in row 33


I felt so good I wanted to holler
But they were playing Gustav Mahler

They were playing the Kindertotenlieder
But doggone I was happy to meet her

Took her to the Franklin Institute
Our love is a physical absolute

And then I really won her heart
At the Philadelphia Museum of Art

I'm staying in the city of William Penn
To make sure I never lose her again

Old Sweet Songs: A Prairie Home Companion 1974-1976

Old Sweet Songs

Lovingly selected from the earliest archives of A Prairie Home Companion, this heirloom collection represents the music from earliest years of the now legendary show: 1974–1976. With songs and tunes from jazz pianist Butch Thompson, mandolin maestro Peter Ostroushko, Dakota Dave Hull and the first house band, The Powdermilk Biscuit Band (Adam Granger, Bob Douglas and Mary DuShane).

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