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Casey Jones

Mississippi John Hurt29 Jan 2010

Casey Jones Lyrics

Casey Jones - Mississippi John Hurt

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 me 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

 

Casey's wife, she got the news

 

She was sittin' on the bedside, she was lacin' up her shoes

 

Said, "Go away, children and hold your breath

 

You're gonna draw a pension after your daddy's dead"

 

"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, oh, how can it be?

 

My daddy got killed on the old I.C."

 

"Hush your mouth I said and hold your breath

 

You're gonna draw a pension after 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 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 me drive wheel roll

 

 

 

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