Casey Jones-George Reneau

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Casey Jones-George Reneau
George Reneau, vocal, guitar in C position standard tuning, and harmonica on a rack

INTRO

Come all you rounders, if you want to hear
A story about a brave engineer
Casey Jones a-was the rounder's name
On the six-eight wheeler, boys, he won his fame

The caller called Casey at a-half past four
Kissed his wife at the station door
Mounted to the cabin with his orders in his hand
Took a farewell trip a-to the Promised Land

Casey Jones, mounted to the cabin
Casey Jones, with his orders in his hand
Casey Jones, mounted to the cabin
Took a farewell trip a-to the Promised Land

Lay in your water and shovel in your coal
Put your head out the window, watch the drivers roll
"I want her, too, 'f she leaves the rails
'Cause I'm eight hours late with the Western mail."

Looked at the watch, and his watch was slow
He looked at his water and his water was low
He turned to the fireman, and he said,
"We're gonna reach Bristol, but we'll all be dead."

Casey Jones, gonna reach Bristol
Casey Jones, we'll all be dead
Casey Jones, gonna reach Bristol
We're gonna reach Bristol, but we'll all be dead

Casey pulled up at Reno Hill
He tooted for the crossing with an awful shrill
The switchman knew by the engine's moan
That the man at the throttle was Casey Jones

He pulled up within two miles of the place
Number 4 stared him right in the face
Turned to the fireman, said, "Boy, you better jump,
'Cause two locomotives is going to bump."

Casey Jones, two locomotives
Casey Jones says they're going to bump
Casey Jones, two locomotives
Two locomotives and they're going to bump

Casey said, just before he died,
"There's two more roads I'd like to ride."
Fireman said, "What could they be?"
"The Southern Pacific and the Santa Fe."

Miz Jones set on her bed, a-cryin'
Just to see the message that Casey was dyin'
"Go to bed, children, and hush your cryin',
You got another papa on the Salt Lake line."

Casey Jones, got another papa
Casey Jones, on the Salt Lake line
Casey Jones, got another papa
You got another papa on the Salt Lake line

SOLO AND CODA

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