Collected by Ora Lee Boss For Mary C. Parler Transcribed by Ora Lee Boss
Mr. G.K. Clayborn Dec. 29, 1959
Reel 333, Item 3
Come all you rounders if you want to hear The story about a brave engineer.
While Casey Jones was the rounders 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
Then he mounted to cab with his orders in his hand
And he took a farewell trip to the promised land.
Casey Jones then he mounted to his cabin Casey Jones with his orders in his hand Casey Jones mounted to his cabin He took a farewell trip to the promised land.
Turn on you water shovel in your coal
Put your head out the window watch your drivers roll
I'll run her till she leaves the rail
For I'm eight hours late with the western mail.
He looked at his watch and his watch were slow He looked at his water and his water were low He turned to his fireman and he said We're going to reach Frisco but we'll all be dead.
Casey pulled up that Reno hill He tooted for the crossing with a awful thrill The switchman knew by the engine's maan That the man at the throttle was Casey Jones.
He pulled right up two miles of the place And the old number four stood him right in the face He turned to the fireman and said boys you better jump For thers two locomotives thats a gonna to bump.
Casey Jones for thers two locomotives
Casey Jones thats a going to bump
Casey Jones for theres two locomotives
For theres two locomotives thats a going to bump.
Casey said just before he died
There was two more roads that he'd like to ride
The fireman asked what could they be
The Southern pacific and the Santa Fe.
Mrs. Jones was setting on the bed a-sighin',
She had just received the massage that Casey was dyin', Says, Go to bed children and hush up your cryin'
For you've got another Papa on the Salt Lake Line.Reel 333, Item 3 Continued
CASEY JONES (cont'd)
Mrs. Jones were sating on the bed a-sighing Just received a message that Casey was 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 sayes you got another papa
Mrs. Casey Jones on the salt lake line Mrs. Casey Jones sayes you got another papa You got another papa on the Salt Lake line.
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