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​Rock Island Line

This song is by Ramblin' Jack Elliott and appears…

This song is a cover of "Rock Island Line" by ​Lead Belly.
That Rock Island train starts out in New Orleans
Engineer, he's gonna talk to the depot agent with his whistle
Here's what he's gonna tell him

I got hogs, I got sheep
I got cows, I got chicken
I got horses, I got all live stock
I got all live stock

That man don't want to stop that train
He's gonna throw that switch
They got to roll out of their yards
Rock Island train picking up speed

Soon as that caboose get through the switch
Engineer gonna talk back to that depot agent one more time with his whistle
Here's what he gonna tell him

Fooled you, I fooled you
I got all pig iron, I got all pig iron

The Rock Island Line, is a might good road
Rock Island Line is the road to ride
Rock Island Line is a mighty good road
If you ride it you gotta ride it like you find it
Get your ticket at the station on the Rock Island Line

A, B, C, W, X, Y and Z
Cats in the cupboard, but they don't see me!

The Rock Island Line, is a might good road
Rock Island Line is the road to ride
Rock Island Line is a mighty good road
If you ride it you gotta ride it like you find it
Get your ticket at the station on the Rock Island Line

Jesus died to save our sins, Lord the glory,
Going to meet him again!

The Rock Island Line, is a might good road
Rock Island Line is the road to ride
Rock Island Line is a mighty good road
If you ride it you gotta ride it like you find it
Get your ticket at the station on the Rock Island Line

Rock Island Line
Rock Island Line
Rock Island Line

Written by:

Huddie Ledbetter; Ramblin' Jack Elliott