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Billy Murray – The Ballad Of Casey Jones lyrics

[Verse 1]
Come all you rounders if want to hear
A story about a brave engineer
Casey Jones was the rounder's name
On a "six-eight" wheeler, boys, he won his fame
The caller called Casey at a half past four
Kissed his wife at the station door
Mounted to the cabin with the orders in his hands
And he took his farewell trip to the Promised Land.

[Chorus]
Casey Jones
Mounted to the cabin!
Casey Jones
With his orders in his hand!
Casey Jones
Mounted to the cabin!
And he took his farewell trip to the Promised Land!

[Verse 2]
Put in your water, and shovel in your coal
Put your head out the window while the drivers roll
"I'll run her 'till she leaves the rails
For I'm eight hours late with the Western Mail."
He looked at his watch, and his watch was slow.
He looked at the water, and the water was low.
He turned to the fireman, and then he said,
"We're gonna reach Frisco, but we'll all be dead."

[Chorus 2]
Casey Jones
Gonna reach Frisco!
Casey Jones
But we'll all be dead!
Casey Jones
Gonna reach Frisco!
We're gonna reach Frisco, but we'll all be dead!

[Verse 3]
Casey pulled up that green ol' hill
She took off through the crossing with an awful shrill
The switchman knew by the engine's moan
That the man at the throttle was Casey Jones
He pulled within two miles of the place
A No. 4 stared him right in the face
Turned at the fireman said, "Boy, you'd better jump.
Cuz there's two locomotives and they're going to bump."

[Chorus 3]
Casey Jones
Two locomotives!
Casey Jones
And they're going to bump!
Casey Jones
Two locomotives!
There's two locomotives that're going to bump!

[Verse 4]
Casey said just before he died,
"There be two more roads that I'd like to ride."
Fireman said, "What could that be?"
"The Southern Pacific and the Santa Fe."
Mrs. Jones sat on her bed a-sigh'n
Just when she got the message that her Casey was dyin'
Said, "Go to bed, children, and hush your cryin'!
'Cuz you got another Pappa on the Salt Lake Mine."

[Final Chorus]
Mrs. Casey Jones
Got another Pappa
Mrs. Casey Jones
On the Salt Lake Mine
Mrs. Casey Jones
Got another Pappa
And you got another Pappa on the Salt Lake Mine.



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/b/billy_murray/the_ballad_of_casey_jones.html

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