Southern Cannonball

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Clarence Eugene "Hank" Snow (May 9, 1914 – December 20, 1999) was a Canadian-American country music artist. He charted more than 70 singles on the Billboard country charts from 1950 until 1980. This total includes the number 1 hits "I'm Moving On", "The Golden Rocket", "I Don't Hurt Anymore", "Let Me Go, Lover!", "I've Been Everywhere", and "Hello Love" as well as other top ten hits. He is a member of both the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame and the Music Hall of Fame. more »


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I had to quit rail roadin'
We didn't agree at all
There was always something wrong
With the Southern Cannon Ball.

Odle ayee adle eedle
Ayee odle eedle ayee.

I once loved a maiden
She was fair and tall
Her father was the engineer
On the Southern Cannon Ball.

She promised she would wed me 
In the merry month of June
And go to the magic islands 
To spend our honeymoon.

At last my dreams were shattered 
When she put me off with a stall
She said the whistle was broken 
On the Southern Cannon Ball.

I loved this girl sincerely
So I fixed the whistle back
The next thing she told me
Was, "The caboose is off the track."

For days and nights I labored 
To get it back with the train
All was ready for the "hop-off"
When, the bell refused to ring.

I fixed the bell in a jiffy 
And called for Preacher Dunn
Who married us in a boxcar
But the train refused to run.

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