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Come all you rounders if you wanna hear,
the story about, a brave engineer,
Casey Jones was a rollers name on a 6-8 wheeler that he rode to fame,

Caller caught Casey bout a half past 4,
he kissed his wife at the station door,
he climbed in the cabin with his orders in his hand-
said this is the trip to the promise land.

(Chorus)
Casey Jones, (climbed in the cabin)
Casey Jones, ( orders in his hand)
Casey Jones, ( leanin' out the window)
takin' a trip to the promise land

Through south Memphis, yards on a fly,
rain been a fallin' and the water was high,
everybody knew by the engine's moan,
that the man at the throttle was Casey Jones

Well Jones said fireman, don't you fret,
Sim Webb said I ain't a givin' up yet,
but 8 hours late with the southbound mail,
be on time or we're leavin' the rails

(Chorus)
Casey Jones, (climbed in the cabin)
Casey Jones, ( orders in his hand)
Casey Jones, ( leanin' out the window)
takin' a trip to the promise land

Dead on the rails was a passenger train,
blood was a boilin' in Casey's brain,
Casey said HEY LOOK OUT AHEAD!
SIM JUMP! SIM JUMP! or we'll all be dead

With a hand on the whistle and a hand on the brake,
North Mississippi was wide awake,
I.C. Railroad official said,
he's a good engineer to be a layin' dead

(Chorus)
Casey Jones, (climbed in the cabin)
Casey Jones, ( orders in his hand)
Casey Jones, ( leanin' out the window)
takin' a trip to the promise land

Headaches and heartaches and all kinda pain,
are all a part of a railroad train,
sweat and call, the good and the bad,
are a part of a life of a railroad man,

(Chorus)
Casey Jones, (climbed in the cabin)
Casey Jones, ( orders in his hand)
Casey Jones, ( leanin' out the window)
takin' a trip to the promise land
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Lyrics submitted by Keagen Gundersn.