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Lyr Req: A song help, please (bawdy Casey Jones)

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Deckman 23 Apr 16 - 07:28 PM
Joe Offer 23 Apr 16 - 08:19 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: A song help, please
From: Deckman
Date: 23 Apr 16 - 07:28 PM

Some fifty years ago, I heard a version, or perhaps a "perversion" of the American song "Casey Jones." In some verses, it got a little raunchy, by fifty years ago standards. I can only remember one verse:

"Casey said just before he died,
   There's two more things I'd like to ride,
The fireman said, what could be,
A bowlegged woman and a Ferris wheel."

I know this is wrong, and I suspect I've got it mixed up with a version of the song of Jay Gould.

I'd appreciate it if anyone can steer me straight. Thanks ... bob(deckman)nelson


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song help, please
From: Joe Offer
Date: 23 Apr 16 - 08:19 PM

You got me wondering, Bob. I guess there ARE parallels between "Jay Gould's Daughter" and "Casey Jones" - and Southbound Passenger Train

I'd say your verse must be from "Jay Gould's Daughter" - although I admit I've never heard the verse before. You'll find your verse in Ed Cray's Erotic Muse, or in this post (click). So, is the song "Casey" or "Gould"? I dunno.

-Joe-

P.S. Take a look at this quote (click)


Thread #19719   Message #206007
Posted By: RWilhelm
03-Apr-00 - 09:56 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Casey Jones 2 and queries
Subject: Lyr Add: CASEY JONES (bawdy version)

Stewie, Thanks for the recommendations. I've got the Dixieland Jug Blowers CD and the incredible "Ruckus Juice & Chittlins" CDs. I will definitely check out Clifford Hayes Louisville Stompers.

Now, how about a dirty version of Casey Jones. _The Erotic Muse_ by Ed Cray has two versions, here's one:

CASEY JONES

Casey Jones was a son-of-a-bitch.
His balls were covered with the whorehouse itch.
He went to the door with his pecker in his hand,
Says to the lady, "I'm a railroad man."

Casey Jones said before he died
There were five more things he'd like to ride:
Bicycle, tricycle, automobile,
Bow-legged woman and a ferris wheel.

Casey said before he died
There were two more drinks he'd like to try.
"Well, tell me, Casey, what can they be?"
"A cup of coffee and a cup of tea."

They were rolling down the line 'bout half past two.
Casey pissed in the fire and the boiler blew.
The fireman drowned in a yellow stream
And for miles around you could see yellow steam.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song help, please (Casey Jones)
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Apr 16 - 06:35 AM

http://www.horntip.com/html/songs_sorted_by_name/with_music/c/casey_jones/casey_jones_was_a_son_of_a_bitch.htm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song help, please (Casey Jones)
From: GUEST,Lighter
Date: 24 Apr 16 - 07:28 PM

Western photographer and novelist Dane Coolidge reported in 1912 that he'd heard endless verses of a bawdy parody of "Casey Jones" among Arizona cowboys early that year. In fact, it was almost "the only tune they hummed." Each verse, Coolidge wrote, was "fouler than the last."

Botkin's "Treasury of American Folklore" observes that bawdy versions of the song were well known to American soldiers in France in 1918.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song help, please (Casey Jones)
From: Deckman
Date: 25 Apr 16 - 08:36 AM

Thanks everyone ... bob(deckman)nelson


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song help, please (Casey Jones)
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 27 Apr 16 - 10:32 PM

Thank you Mr. Lighter.

Your posts introduced me to BOTKIN and five of his books have been ordered.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

Ahhhhhh.I keep ordering your Random House books (DAS) as bargain gifts for like minded friends.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A song help, please (Casey Jones)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 Apr 16 - 12:26 AM

You'll enjoy the Botkin books, garg. I've got a bunch of 'em. Benjamin A. Botkin (1901-1975) was head of the Archive of American Folk Song of the Library of Congress from 1942-45, a job also once held by John and Alan Lomax.

What's the Random House book (DAS) that you refer to?

-Joe-


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