Crossing No 9, το πέμπτο τραγούδι του άλμπουμ με τίτλο Back Home Sulphur Springs του
Αμερικάνου κιθαρίστα Norman Blake.
Ηχογραφήθηκε το Δεκέμβριο του 1971.
Κυκλοφόρησε το 1972.
Ύφος τραγουδιού και άλμπουμ: Folk
Crossing No. 9
Down on the Southern Railroad line on a drowsy August day
Came a man from across the tracks, and stopped our childish play
Boys don't you raise no cain today, I remember the words he said
Franny Wall Ray's sick you know, with a bad pain in her head
Well, we said we'd tell the engineer, that pulls old 41
Not to blow his whistle loud on the morning mail run
And the fast express from Birmingham that's always just on time
She won't blow the whistle low at Crossing No. 9
Well, the August days soon turned to fall, and a chill was in the air
The preacher came, the kinfolks went, and friends was everywhere
Then one day they brought the news that tore apart every mind
Fanny Wall Ray is gone away, from Crossing No. 9
Way back home in Sulphur Springs winter's coming hard
The Georgia wind is blowing shrill across the section yard
The snow is falling cold and white on the Southern Railroad line
And the trains they don't blow no more ---- for Crossing No. 9