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The Great Train Robbery

Do you remember the great train robbery
How it all happened back in sixty-three
When Johnny Rainbow took his band of brave men
Went down to the crossing to meet that train
When they were sure the time was right

Fourteen men to share seven million
Bound to steal it all and run
And Johnny wanted to keep it peaceful
But Wilson cried and though he might have died
You know they had to get it done

The life of a thief is all bits and pieces
It's out on the street and all that it teaches
Lookin' to win and taking that gamble
The wages of sin are too hot to handle

Look 'im in the eye - He takes what he finds
Look 'im in the eye - Yeah, he's markin' time
Look 'im in the eye - His life's on the line

No one knows where the Rainbow's hiding
He's been sure not to tip his band
He's still living on the fruits of that morning
They got some of his friends, they got some of his money
But they never could catch the man

The affairs of that night will live forever
As a lonely dream int the heart of a thief
How the iron horse fell, O, I know so well
I was a party to all that grief

(West, Laing and Pappalardi ~ Collins)

 Copyright © 1970 Upfall Music Corp.

[ Mountain | Nantucket Sleighride | Windfall Records™ | 5500 | 1971 ]


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