Good Old American Guest (Cash Johnny)

I'm longin' to ride on a freight train And pull a slouch hat down low on my ears I'm yearnin' to leave this ol' town on the fly And lose all my troubles and cares In this day of airplane and highways The slow way is sometimes the best So I'm longin' to ride on a freight train And be a good old American guest Well the pressures of life they got to me And they got down way deep in my soul I'm tired of the rat-race wanna go back to the slow pace And hear a fast freight rattle and roll I wanna live out my days like a hobo And take myself that long-needed rest I'm longin' to ride on a freight train And be a good old American guest I wanna live off the land that I love and I've labored for And spend a few days headed west I'm longin' to ride on a freight train And be a good old American guest I wanna live off the land that I love and I've labored for... Yes I'm longin' to ride on a freight train And be a good old American guest