Rolling Mill Blues
Rolling Mill Blues – Peg Leg Howell, with Ollie Griffin(?)
Spanish tuning, capoed up, Ollie Griffin(?), fiddle
The rolling mill, baby, done broke down
They're shipping no iron to town
The longest train I ever seen
Ran 'round Joe Brown's coal mine
The engine was at the Four Mile Hill
And the cab had never left town
Corinne, Corinne, my lovin' Corinne,
Honey, let your bangs grow long
The train rolled of the tracks last night
And killed my lovin' Corinne
Her head was found in the driving wheel
And her body have never been seen
I didn't bring nothing to this old world
And I won't carry nothing away
It was late last night when my honey come home
I heard a rapping on her door
She got up in her stocking feet
Went tipping across the floor
Tell me, pretty mama, what evil have I done
To make you treat me so?
I've killed no man and I've robbed no train
And I've done no hangin' crime.
The lastest words I heard my baby say,
"What more, babe, can I do?"
"I've done more for you than I'll ever do again
Goodbye, my love, goodbye."