Ballad Of Casey Jones
(Mississippi John Hurt)

Casey Jones was an old engineer
Call for his family tonight, they will fear.
All I need is my water and my coal.
Look out the windows, see my drag whell roll.
One Sunday morning in a driving rain.
Around the band came a passenger train.
In the cabin stood Casey Jones.
Bold engineer, but he's dead, dead and gone.

Mrs. Casey, when she heard the news.
Sitting at her bedside, she was lacing up her shoes.
Children, children now, catch your breath.
You will draw a pention if your papa's dead.
Children, children, now, can you hear.
Tell me mama what do you mean by that.
Get your hat, put it on your head.
Go down town, see our papa's dead.

Casey said, just before he died.
"Fix the blinds so that the bums can ride."
If they ride, let them ride rocks.
Put their trust in the hands of God.
Casey said, just before he died.
"Two more roads that I wants to ride."
People said, "What roads, Casey, can they be?"
Gold Colorado and the Santa Fe.