Wabash Cannonball

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Willie Nelson

Willie Hugh Nelson (pronounced /wɪli nɛlsən /; born April 30, 1933) is an American country music singer-songwriter, as well as an author, poet, actor, and activist. The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie (1973), combined with the critical and commercial success of Red Headed Stranger (… more »

From the great Atlantic ocean 
To the wide Pacific shore
To the queen of flowing mountains 
For the hills and by the shore
She's mighty tall and handsome 
And she's known quite well by all
She came down from Birmingham 
On the Wabash Cannonball
Well now listen to the jingle 
To the rumble and the roar
As she glides along the woodland 
Through the hills and by the shore
Hear the mighty rush of the engine 
And the lonesome hoboes call
No changes can be taken 
On the Wabash Cannonball

Now here's to daddy Claxton 
May his name forever stand
He'll always be remembered 
In the ports throughout the land
His earthly race is over 
And the curtain round him falls
We'll carry him home to Glory 
On the Wabash Cannonball
Well now listen to the jingle 
To the rumble and the roar
As she glides along the woodland 
Through the hills and by the shore
Hear the mighty rush of the engine 
And the lonesome hoboes call
No changes can be taken 
On the Wabash Cannonball

Well listen to the jingle 
To the rumble and the roar
As she glides along the woodland 
Through the hills and by the shore
Hear the mighty rush of the engine 
And the lonesome hoboes call
No changes can be taken 
On the Wabash Cannonball

Written by: A.P. CARTER

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Wabash Cannonball