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Slow down, little train
It's best to let your driver use his brain
Just slow down, little train
the track you're on is splitting
don't you want to get back on the main?

Just the other afternoon I started feeling tight
I drank a little whiskey as I eased into the night
I said "I need to find a place where women congregate and dance"
My dice were rolling hot, I thought I'd take a little chance
Just about then I heard that whistle blowing down the track
I ran down to the rail yard and I jumped up on it's back
and I said

Slow down, little train
Because up ahead the sky sure looks like rain
So slow down, little train
Your engineer is trying to break
but you don't like him pulling on your chain

I could see the dance halls springing up around us as we rode
and the smokestack glowing so red-hot that I thought it might explode
Then we pulled into the station of some dusty little town
I followed where the lights shone and familiar dance hall sounds
I opened up the barn door anticipating fun
but I was the only fellow there, the stampede had begun

and I said slow down, little train
because sooner or later you're gonna run out of steam
so just slow down, little train
your engine's running fine but on down the line you might want to lubricate that thing

Well the first old girl that caught me was a redhead with curls
and I got away but barely wearing not much more than my shorts
Then two sisters and a cousin caught me at the same time
they left me with an aching back and two eyes half-blind
then some crazy dancer wore a hole right through my boots
I tried to get away but she caught me at the trains caboose and I said

Slow down your little red caboose
I'm nervous if you want to know the truth
so slow down your little red caboose
If your pappy sees us on the tracks he's like to put my head into a noose

Slow down

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from Hitmakers, Vol. 1, released September 20, 2011
Featuring Matt "Pistol" Stoessel on pedal steel.

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Matt Hudgins & His Shit-Hot Country Band Athens, Georgia

We're a ten-piece (sometimes) country band from Athens, Georgia who had our first practice in January of 2010 at a club where some of us worked. We're better than we were then, as people and as a band. Think 60s & 70s country. Hell, as late as the nineties they hadn't figured out how to fuck up EVERYTHING coming out of Nashville. We like that stuff, and write all our own songs. Go Braves. ... more

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