KC MOAN

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KC MOAN
“K.C.” refers to a train on the Kansas City train line. I think it’s a prison song, maybe a
convict work song. The singer is not hearing the sound of the Kansas City train whistle.
He is remembering a time in the past when he mistakenly thought he heard that train
whistle. This imagined train did not have the woman he loves aboard — the sound he
remembers having thought he heard was the sound a train might have made if it did carry
the woman he loves.
Well, I thought I had heard that K C when she moan
Thought I heard that K C when she moan
Thought I heard that K C when she moan
Well, she sound like she got a heavy load
Yes and when I get back on the K C road
When I get back on the K C road
When I get back on the K C road
Gonna love my woman like I never loved before
Well I thought I heard that K C whistle moan
Well I thought I heard that K C whistle moan
Well I thought I heard that K C whistle moan
Well she blow like my woman’s on board
When I get back on that K C road
When I get back on that K C road
When I get back on that K C road
Gonna love my baby like I never loved before