Collected by M.C. Parler Sung by Bessie Atchley
Transcribed by Bessie Atchley Green Forest, Arkansas
July 7, 1960
Reel 387, Item 3
Come all you rounders, if you want to hear,
A story about a brave engineer,
Casey Jonas was a rounder 's name
On a six, eight wheeler, boys he won his fame
The caller, called Casey at half-past four
He kissed his wife at the station door
Mounted to the cabin with his orders in his hand.
And he took his farewell trip, to the promised land.
Casey Jones, mounted to the cabin
Casey Jones, with his orders in his hand
Casey Jonas mounted to the cabin
And he took his farewell trip to the promised land.
Put in more water and shovel in the coal
Put your head out the window, let the drive wheel roll,
I'll run her till she leaves the rail
For I'm eight hours late with the western mail.
He locked 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 going to meet the Frisco, but we'll all be dead. "
Casey Jonas, we're going to moot the Frisco
Casey Jonas, we'll all be dead
Cssey Jonas, we're going to meet the Frisco,
Going to meet the Frisco, but we'll all be dead.
Casey pulled up that Reno hill
Tooted at the crossing loud and shrill
The switchman knew by the engine's moans
That the man at the throttle was old Casey Jones,
He pulled up within three miles of the place,
And old Number Four stared him right in the face He turned to the fireman, said, "boys you better jump 'Cause the two locomotives are a going to bump.
Casey Jones, two locomotives Candy Jones, going to bump Candy Jonas, two locomotives Two locomotives a going to bump.Reel 387, Item 3 (cont'd)
Casey said just before he died
There are two more roads I'd like to ride
The fireman said, what can they bo?
The Southern Pacific and the Santa Fa,
Casey's wife sat on her hod a sighing 'Cause she'd just heard that Casey was a dying.
She said, "go to bed children and hush up your crying You've got another papa on the Salt Lake Line."
Mrs. Casey Jones, got another papa Mrs. Casey Jones, on the Salt Lake Line Mrs. Casey Jones, got another papa Got another papa on the Salt Lake Line.
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