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Southern Casey Jones

This song is by Jesse James.

I heard that people say Casey Jones can't run
I'm gon' tell you what the poor boy done
He left Cincinnati about half past nine
Got to Newport News 'fore dinner time
'Fore dinner time, that's 'fore dinner time
Got to Newport News, 'fore dinner time

Now, Casey Jones said before he died
He'd fix the road so a bum could ride
And if he ride he had to ride the rod
Rest his heart in the hand of God
Hand of God, in the hand of God
Had to rest his heart in the hand of God

Now, little girl said, "Mama, is that a fact?
Papa got killed on the IC track?"
"Yes, yes, honey, but hold your breath
Get that money from your Daddy's death
From your Daddy's death, from your Daddy's death
You'll get money from your Daddy's death
Lord, your Daddy's death, from your Daddy's death
You'll get money from your Daddy's death"

When the news reached town Casey Jones was dead
Women went home and now they're 'round in red
Slippin' and slidin' all across the streets
With the loose Mother Hubbard and the stockin' feets
Stockin' feet, stockin' feet
The loose Mother Hubbards and the stockin' feet

Now, Casey Jones went from place to place
'Nother train hit his train right in the face
People got off but Casey Jones stayed on
Natch'l-born eastman, but he's dead and gone
Dead and gone, he's dead and gone
He's a natch'l-born eastman, but he's dead and gone

Here come the biggest boy, comin' right from school
Hollerin' and cryin' like a doggone fool
"Look here, Mama, now that Papa's dead
Womens goin' home and now they're 'round in red
No-good shoes and thei' evenin' gown
Followin' Papa to this buryin' ground
To this buryin' ground, to the buryin' ground
Followin' Papa down to the buryin' ground"

"Now, tell the truth, Mama, you say, is that a fact?
Papa got killed on that IC track?"
"Quit cryin', boy, and don't do that
You've got another Daddy on the same damn track
On that same track, on the same track
Say, you've got another Daddy on the same track"

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