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Casey Jones

Lyrics for the Children’s Songs

Trad., Arranged by Paul.Austin.Kelly

for Walkingoliver.com
Quality Music for Children
 
This Song is featured on the album: Unleashed on America 
 
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Casey Jones

Come all you Rounders, if you want to hear

The story about a brave engineer

Casey Jones was the Rounder’s name

Twas on the Illinois Central he won his fame

Refrain

Casey Jones loved a locomotive

Casey Jones, a mighty man was he

Casey Jones final locomotive

Was the Cannonball Special on the old IC

Casey hit Memphis driving No. 4

The engine foreman met him at the roundhouse door

He said Joe Louis can’t make this run

So you’ll have to pull a double out on No. 1

If I can have Sim Webb and Engine Three-Eighty-Two

Although I’m mighty weary I’ll pull her through

Put on my brand new whistle that come in today

Cause I mean to keep her wailin’ as we ride and pray

Refrain

Casey Jones climbed up in the cabin

Casey Jones, orders in his hands

Casey Jones got up in the cabin

Started on his final journey to the Promised Land

They pulled out of Memphis nearly two hours late

And soon they were speeding at a terrible rate

The people in their beds knew by the whistle’s moan

That the man at the throttle was Casey Jones

Gotta have more coal loaded, Fireman Sim!

Open up that door, man, and shovel her in!

Give that boiler everything you got

And you bet we’ll get to Canton right on the dot

On April 30, 1900 rainy morn

Down in Mississippi near the town of Vaughn

Sped the Cannonball Special only two minutes late

Travelin’ 70 miles an hour when they saw that freight

They saw that its caboose was sitting on the main line

Casey hollered, “Jump out, Sim, while you’ve got time!”

At three-fifty-two that morning came the end

Casey took his final trip off to the Promised Land

Refrain

Casey Jones, he died at the throttle

Casey Jones, a whistle in his hands

Casey Jones, he died at the throttle

Now he drives a locomotive in the Promised Land

Casey’s buried down in Tennessee

Close beside the tracks of the old IC

His spirit lives forever now throughout the land

He’s the greatest of all legends to a railroad man

Refrain

Casey Jones, he died at the throttle

Casey Jones, a whistle in his hands

Casey Jones, he died at the throttle

Now he drives a locomotive in the Promised Land