The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #50569   Message #767893
Posted By: Ferrara
19-Aug-02 - 09:33 AM
Thread Name: Lyr/Chords Add: Blue Water Line (Graf & Seligson)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Blue Water Line
From memory:

The City Council met last night
The vote was four to three
To tear the home town depot down
And build a factory
To take that patch of history
And tear it off the map,
To melt old Engine number 9
And turn it into scrap.

Blue Water, Blue Water, Blue Water Line (2)
If you can't afford a quarter
Then you oughta give a dime
If everybody gave then we could save
The Old Blue Water Line.

2. Oh I could tell you stories
'Bout the glories of that train
'Bout the forty-niner miners
And the time old Jesse James
Stole a thousand golden nuggets
In that great train robbery
And about how old Abe Lincoln sat
with Todd upon his knee. (Chorus)

3. Just twenty thousand quarters
And just forty thousand dimes,
And we'll ride again to glory
On the old Blue Water Line,
We'll have William Jennings Bryan
Stoking coal on Number Nine,
So dig inside your pockets for
The old Blue Water Line. (Chorus)