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Utah Phillips

"Railroading on the Great Divide"

Railroading on the Great Divide
Nothing  around me but the Rockies and sky
There  you find me as years go by
Railroading on the Great Divide

[spoken word about being unitarian
"Maybe  if you drink a lot of coffee and know how to run a mimeograph, you're unitarian"]

[spoken word about liberal folk songs "we would rather, rather not be moved", "which side am i on, which side am i on"]

[explanation of the song]

Railroading  on the Great Divide
Nothing around me but the Rockies and sky
It's  there you find me as years go by
Railroading on the Great Divide

In nineteen and fourteen I started to roam
Out through Wyoming, no money, no home
I  was a drifting along with the tide
I landed out over the Great Divide

Railroading on the Great Divide
Nothing around me but the Rockies and sky
It's there you find me as years go by
Railroading on the Great Divide

[talking about Nevada city and new age healers]

Stick your head out the window and see how it feels
Number Nine's a coming, the fastest on wheels
At ninety and hour, she whistles with pride
Thunders out over the Great Divide

Railroading on the Great Divide
Nothing around me but the Rockies and sky
It's there you find me as years go by
Railroading on the Great Divide

[talking about his elders and the concept of free speech - Wobblies, socialists, communists, and especially soapboxers]

Ask any old timer round old Cheyenne
Railroading Wyoming is the best in the land
Along steel rail and across short tie
Laid out over the divide

A-railroading on the Great Divide
Nothing around me but the Rockies and sky
It's there you find me as years go by
Railroading on the Great Divide

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