Engine 143

Joan Baez

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Joan Baez

Joan Baez ( /ˈbaɪ.ɛz/) (born January 9, 1941 as Joan Chandos Báez) is an American folk singer, songwriter, musician, and a prominent activist in the fields of human rights, peace, and environmental justice. more »


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Along came the F15 the swiftest on the line 
Running o'er the C and O road just twenty minutes behind 
Running into Cevile head porters on the line 
Receiving their strict orders from a station just behind 
Georgie's mother came to him with a bucket on her arm 
Saying my darling son be careful how you run 

For many a man has lost his life in trying to make lost time 
And if you run your engine right you'll get there just on time 
Up the road he darted against the rocks he crushed 

Upside down the engine turned and Georgie's breast did smash 
His head was against the firebox door the flames are rolling high 
I'm glad I was born for an engineer to die on the C&O road 
The doctor said to Georgie my darling boy be still 

Your life may yet be saved if it is God's blessed will 
Oh no said George that will not do I want to die so free 
I want to die for the engine I love one hundred and forty three 

The doctor said to Georgie your life cannot be saved 
Murdered upon a railroad and laid in a lonesome grave 
His face was covered up with blood his eyes they could not see 
And the very last words poor Georgie said was nearer my God to thee

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Written by: A.P. CARTER

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