Casey Jones (Mississippi John Hurt)

Casey Jones was a brave engineer He told his fireman to not to fear Says, "All I want, my water and my coal Look out the window, see me drive wheel roll" Early one mornin' came a shower of rain 'Round the curve I seen a passenger train In the cabin was Casey Jones He's a noble engineer, man but he's dead and gone Casey's wife, she got the news She was sittin' on the bedside, she was lacin' up her shoes Said, "Go away, children and hold your breath You're gonna draw a pension after your daddy's dead" "Children, children, get your hat" "Mama, Mama, what you mean by that?" "Get your hat, put it on your head Go down in town, see if your daddy's dead" "Mama, mama, oh, how can it be? My daddy got killed on the old I.C." "Hush your mouth I said and hold your breath You're gonna draw a pension after daddy's dead" Casey said, before he died Fixed the blinds so the boys can't ride If they ride, let 'em ride the rod Trust they lives in the hands of God Casey Jones was a brave engineer He told his fireman to not to fear Says, "All I want, my water and my coal Look out the window, see me drive wheel roll"