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The Ballad Of Casey Jones
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The Ballad Of Casey Jones
 


ID: 16031
   Vocal  

LabelSting
WEB SITE www.stingproductions.co.uk
Label information
Grid list of Sting recordings
Number21510
TypeSinging Call
Copies1
Vic's Rating0 (not rated)
Bpm 
Duration 
MediaMP3
Artist(s)
Paul Bristow (picture)     recordings by Paul Bristow

Paul Bristow

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Cue Sheet

OPENER    Basic

*Four ladies promenade go once inside the ring
You get back home and swing with Casey Jones and then
Join up hands circle left, go moving around
Allemande left your corner, and you weave the ring
Casey Jones a steamin' and a rollin',
Casey Jones
, swing and promenade
When you hear the tootin' of the whistle
It's Casey at the throttle of the Cannonball Express!


MIDDLE BREAK    Basic

*Four boys promenade, go once inside the ring
Get back and give "Casey's Girl" a swing


CLOSER   

*Four "Casey Jones" promenade inside the ring
Get back and give "Mrs Casey" a swing


FIGURE    Mainstream, corner progression

Heads touch 1/4 and the boy you run right
Star thru and pass thru and bend the line tonight
Pass the ocean, all eight circulate, two times around
And then you swing thru, don't stop
Spin the top walk right up and then you
Slide thru, swing and promenade her home
When you hear the tootin' of the whistle
It's Casey at the throttle of the Cannonball Express!


TAG

Swing your girl
It's Casey at the throttle of the Can-non-ball Ex-press!

 
Lyrics

Lyrics are provided for informational and educational purposes only. Lyrics are
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The Ballad Of Casey Jones Lyrics ID: 762

Come all you rounders that want to hear
The story of a brave engineer.
Casey Jones was the rounder's name,
On a six eight wheeler, boys, he won his fame.
The caller called Casey at half past four,
He kissed his wife at the station door,
He mounted to the cabin with the orders in his hand,
And he took his farewell trip to that promised land.
Casey Jones mounted to his cabin,
Casey Jones with his orders in his hand
Casey Jones mounted to his cabin,
And he took his farewell trip to that promised land.

When he pulled up that Reno hill,
He whistled for the crossing with an awful shrill;
The switchman knew by the engine's moan
That the man at the throttle was Casey Jones.
He looked at his water and his water was low;
He looked at his watch and his watch was slow;
He turned to his fireman and this is what he said,
Boy, we're going to reach Frisco, but we'll all be dead.
Casey Jones - going to reach Frisco
Casey Jones - but we'll all be dead,
Casey Jones - going to reach Frisco,
We're going to reach Frisco, but we'll all be dead.

So turn on your water and shovel in your coal,
Stick your head out the window, watch those drivers roll;
I'll drive her till she leaves the rail,
For I'm eight hours late by that Western Mail.
When he was within six miles of the place,
There number four stared him straight in the face.
He turned to his fireman, said Jim you'd better jump,
For there're two locomotives that are going to bump.
Casey Jones - two locomotives,
Casey Jones - going to bump,
Casey Jones - two locomotives,
There're two locomotives that are going to bump.

Casey said just before he died,
There're two more roads I would like to ride.
The fireman said, Which ones can they be?
Oh the Northern Pacific and the Santa Fe.
Mrs. Jones sat at her bed a-sighing
Just to hear the news that her Casey was dying.
Hush up children, and quit your cryin',
For you've got another poppa on the Salt Lake Line.
Casey Jones - got another poppa.
Casey Jones - on the Salt Lake Line.
Casey Jones - got another poppa.
For you've got another poppa on the Salt Lake Line.

Composed by Eddie Newton.
Lyrics by Wallace Saunders, Casey Jones' engine wiper.
 

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