Eight Hours Time

Story Behind The Song

This is a story about a fellow who is heading back to see his true love by hopping on a freight train and it is cold. The thought of her keeps him warm.

Song Description

This is a story about a fellow who is heading back to see his true love by hopping on a freight train and it is cold. The thought of her keeps him warm.

Song Length 3:40 Genre Country - Rock, Rock - Classic
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Joyful Subject Long
Similar Artists The Eagles, Poco Language English
Era 1970 - 1979

Lyrics

Eight Hours Time

Well this old freight car ain't gettin' any warmer.
If my toes don't freeze off, heaven's on my side.
I ain't got much to help me make it through.
All I've got to keep me warm's your name.

I'll say it every little while,
I'll say it to make me think of your sweet smile.
I'll forget about the cold and so I'm told.
I'll be back home in about eight hours time.

Amin. section instru.

Now that I've finished my last can of beans.
About fourteen towns ago.
And the the travelin' ain't first class.
I'm sure glad to be on my way back home to you.

And I'll say it every little while.
I'll say it to make me think of your sweet smile.
Well my bones are tired and sore.
But I know I'll reach your door.
I'll be back home in about eight hours time.

I'll be back home in about 8 hours time.

Well this old freight car ain't gettin' any warmer.
If my toes don't freeze off heaven's on my side.
I ain't got much to help me make it through.
All I've got to keep me warm's your name.
Well all I've got to keep me warm's your name.
Sure wish I had a fire just the same.

Lyrics Fred Dobbs Music Fred Dobbs
Producer Tom Geving and Heartsfield Publisher Heartsfield Busic
Performance Heartsfield Label Planet49

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