Duquesne Whistle

Album: Tempest (2012)
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  • Listen to that Duquesne whistle blowing
    Blowing like it's gonna sweep my world away
    I'm gonna stop at Carmangale and keep on going
    That Duquesne train gon' rock me night and day

    You say I'm a gambler, you say I'm a pimp
    But I ain't neither one

    Listen to that Duquesne whistle blowing
    Sound like it's on a final run

    Listen to that Duquesne whistle blowing
    Blowing like she never blowed before
    Little light blinking, red light glowing
    Blowing like she's at my chamber door

    You smiling through the fence at me
    Just like you've always smiled before

    Listen to that Duquesne whistle blowing
    Blowing like she ain't gon' blow no more

    Can't you hear that Duquesne whistle blowing?
    Blowing like the sky's gonna blow apart
    You're the only thing alive that keeps me going
    You're like a time bomb in my heart

    I can hear a sweet voice steadily calling
    Must be the mother of our Lord

    Listen to that Duquesne whistle blowing
    Blowing like my woman's on board

    Listen to that Duquesne whistle blowing
    Blowing like it's gon' blow my blues away
    You're a rascal, I know exactly where you're going
    I'll lead you there myself at the break of day

    I wake up every morning with that woman in my bed
    Everybody telling me she's gone to my head

    Listen to that Duquesne whistle blowing
    Blowing like it's gon' kill me dead

    Can't you hear that Duquesne whistle blowing?
    Blowing through another no good town

    The lights on my native land are glowing
    I wonder if they'll know me next time 'round
    I wonder if that old oak tree's still standing
    That old oak tree, the one we used to climb

    Listen to that Duquesne whistle blowing
    Blowing like she's blowing right on time Writer/s: BOB DYLAN, ROBERT HUNTER
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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  • Edlis from Havanahttps://www.facebook.com/groups/edlis.cafe/permalink/535225673182636/

    "Late in the afternoon of Sunday, May 22, 2011 a huge multiple vortex tornado struck Joplin and Duquesne, Missouri. It was the third tornado to hit the area since May 1971. It killed 158 people, injured some 1,150 others, and was the deadliest tornado in the US up to that point since 1947 and was (at the time) the costliest single tornado in U.S. history."
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