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Well a good ways down the railroad track

There was this little old rundown shack

And in it lived a man I'd never seen

Folks said he was a mean and a vicious man

And you better not set foot on his land

I didn't think nobody could be that mean

So I took me out walking down the railroad track

I was a-gonna go down to that little old shack

And just find out if all them things I'd heard was true

There was a big black dog laying out in the yard

And it growled at me and I swallowed hard

And I heard somebody say well who are you

Oh and there he stood in the door of that shack

His beard and his hair was long and black

And he was the biggest man I'd ever seen

When he spoke his voice was low and deep

But he just didn't frighten me

'Cause somehow I just knew he wasn't mean

He said what you doing snooping 'round my place

And I saw a smile come across his face

So I smiled back and I told him who I was

He said come on in and pull you up a chair

You might as well since you already here

And he said you can call me Joshua

Joshua Joshua

Whatcha doing living here all alone

Joshua Joshua

Ain't you got nobody to call your own

No no no no

We talked 'til the sun was clean out of sight

And we still talking when it come daylight

And there was just so much we had to say hey

I'd spent my life in an orphan's home

And just like him I was all alone

So I said yeah when he asked if I'd stay

Oh we grew closer as time went on

And that little old shack it was a happy home

And we just couldn't help but fall in love

That big black dog and that little old shack

Sitting down by the railroad track

It's plenty good enough for me and Joshua

Joshua Joshua

Why you're just what I've been looking for

Joshua Joshua

You ain't gonna be lonesome anymore

No no

Me and Joshua

Me and Joshua

Me and Joshua yeah yeah

Me and Joshua