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GUEST,Larry W Jones - Kingwood Kowboy Songs of the Kingwood Kowboy (145* d) RE: Train Songs 08 Sep 19

Girl In High Heeled Slippers (Larry W. Jones 05/20/2007) (song#4666)

Now, come all you rounders and you will hear
Of Janie Jones, wife of a locomotive engineer
Janie Jones was Casey’s wife, she was the wife of a railroad man
John Luther Jones rode the Illinois Central to the promised land

Janie knew Casey Jones loved a locomotive
But she didn’t know Casey would make history
Janie saw Casey climb aboard a locomotive
Called the New Orleans Special on the old I.C.

Janie’s husband pulled into Memphis on train Number Four
Old Sam Tate was scheduled down to Canton but Sam was ill
When Illinois Central asked for a volunteer, Casey said, I will
If I can have Simon Webb, my fireman true, and engine number 382

Engine 382 was a Rogers Ten Wheeler, six drivers strong
A powerful locomotive and fast for the likes of Casey Jones
The big wheels were six feet high, made for railroad zippers
Casey Jones called her The Old Girl In High Heeled Slippers

Janie Jones saw Casey mounted in the cabin
Janie Jones saw Casey with orders in his hand
Janie Jones saw Casey mounted in the cabin
On his farewell journey to the promised land

Casey pulled out of Memphis nearly two hours late
Soon he had train Number One at a breakneck rate
Janie thought she could hear the new train whistle moan
And she knew the engineer was her man, Casey Jones

Casey yelled to Simon through the night time wind
Simon, open up the boiler door and heave the coal in
Simon Webb gave the coal shovel everything he had
Anything to make Canton on time for a railroad lad

Water in Sardis and Grenada in the early morn
It was April 30, 1900 near the town of Vaughn
Train Number One was now only two minutes late
Seventy miles an hour, Casey didn’t see the freight

Train Number Eighty Three was still on the main line
Casey yelled, jump Simon, while you still have time
At 3:52 in the morning with the throttle in his hand
Janie never knew her husband went to the promised land

Janie Jones with three children were left to mourn
Her husband, Casey lost his life on that April morn
Now only God knows if he will see divine grace
All we know is no one will ever take Casey’s place

Janie Jones said he died at the throttle
Janie Jones was the wife of a railroad man
Janie Jones said he died at the throttle
Casey Jones rode the girl in high heeled slippers
To the promised land

Kingwood Kowboy

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