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This Is The Hour (Jimmy Rankin)

Rain was fallin' hard on the prairie,
Stretchin' out as far as eyes can see;
There was a freight train riding low,
Low as you can go,
Crossin' through the mountains to BC.

We left home back east, a friend and me,
Hopped on what they called a harvest line;
We were heading for the west,
Hopin' for the best.
Fate took him in a Butte, Montana mine.

Send me all your love in a letter,
Gimme all the news from the coast;
These are troubled times you see,
Don't turn your back on me.
This is the hour that I need
The most.

You didn't get the money I sent to you?
It was in a note I mailed to you last fall.
Do you think the old man ever misses me?
Does he even think of me at all?

Send me all your love in a letter,
Gimme all the news from the coast;
These are troubled times you see,
Don't turn your back on me.
This is the hour that I need
The most.

Some of them left for the money,
Some of them ran from the cold;
Some of them were chasing down
dreams that they had,
Others were simply running.

Rain was fallin' hard on the prairie,
Stretchin' out as far as eyes can see;
There was a freight train riding low,
Low as you can go,
Crossin' through the mountains to BC.

Send me all your love in a letter,
Gimme all the news from the coast;
These are troubled times you see,
Don't turn your back on me.
This is the hour that I need
The most.

####.... Jimmy Rankin ....####
Recorded by Jimmy Rankin (Song Dog, EMI Music Canada, 2001).


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