Casey Jones
Mississippi John Hurt

Casey Jones was a brave engineer
He told his fireman not to fear
Says: All I want, my water and my coal
Look out the window, see my drive wheel roll

Early one mornin' came a shower of rain
'round the curve I seen a passenger train
In the cabin was Casey Jones
He's a noble engineer man but he's dead and gone

Children, children, get your hat
Mama, mama, what you mean by that?
Get your hat , put it on your head
Go down in town, see if your daddy's dead

Mama, mama, how can it be?
My daddy got killed on the old I.C.
Hush your mouth and hold your breath
You're gonna draw a pension after your daddy's dead

Casey's wife, she got the news
She was sittin' on the bedside
She was lacin' up her shoes
You're gonna draw a pension after your daddy's dead

Casey said, before he died
Fixed the blinds so the boys can't ride
If they ride, let 'em ride the rod
Trust they lives in the hands of God

Casey said again, before he died
One more road that he wanted to ride
People wondered what road could that be?
The Gulf Colorado and the Santa Fe

Casey Jones was a brave engineer
He told his fireman to not to fear
Says: All I want, my water and my coal
Look out the window, see my drive wheel roll


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