Hank Snow /

When Jimmie Rodgers Said Goodbye

There's an old guitar that's lonely since the master's gone away
But he's singing to the angels way up in heaven today
He left a blue song for the brakemen and to the kiddies a lullaby
To all sweethearts he left a love song when Jimmie Rodgers said goodbye
He left a yodel for the cowboy they sing it now with tear-dimmed eyes
And he left every prairie lonely when Jimmie Rodgers said goodbye

Break (fiddle - steel)

They miss him down in Alabama across the world you can hear them sing
Mississippi lost their blue yodeler when Jimmie Rodgers said goodbye
Although the freight trains keep on running he caught a fast one on the fly
But he left his guitar behind him when Jimmie Rodgers said goodbye