The Little Black Train

Lyrics Shared By: Jennifer

Carter Family (Mother Maybelle, Helen, June, and Anita) and Johnny Cash:
There's a little black train a coming
Better set your business right
There's a little black train a coming
And it may be here tonight

Go tell that ballroom lady
All dressed in the worldly pride
That death's dark train is coming
Prepare to take a ride

God sent to Hezekiah
A message from on high
You better set your house in order
For you must surely die

He turned to the wall a weeping
We see and hear his tears
He got his business fixed all right
God spared him fifteen years

There's a little black train a coming
Better set your business right
There's a little black train a coming
And it may be here tonight

Go tell that ballroom lady
All dressed in the worldly pride
That death's dark train is coming
Prepare to take a ride

We see that train with engine
And one small baggage car
Your idle thoughts and wicked deeds
Will stop at the judgment bar

That poor young man in darkness
Cared not for the gospel light
Til suddenly he heard the whistle blow
On the little black train in sight

There's a little black train a coming
Better set your business right
There's a little black train a coming
And it may be here tonight

Go tell that ballroom lady
All dressed in the worldly pride
That death's dark train is coming
Prepare to take a ride

“Have mercy on me please
Please come and set me right”
Before he got his business fixed
His train rolled in that night

There's a little black train a coming
Better set your business right
There's a little black train a coming
And it may be here tonight
And it may be here tonight
And it may be here tonight
And it may be here tonight

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