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Lyrics and music: Traditional
Recorded by: Mississippi John Hurt

Not to be confused with the Robert Hunter/Jerry Garcia song "Casey Jones." This song was played by the Dead a few times in 1970 and latter by the JGB.


Casey Jones was an old engineer
Call for his fireman tonight, he will fear
All I need is my water and coal
Look out the window, see my driving wheel roll

One Sunday morning, in the driving rain
Around the bend came a passenger train
In the cabin stood Casey Jones
Noble engineer but he's dead and gone

Mrs Casey when she heard the news
Sitting on her bedside she was lacing up her shoes
Children, children now hold your breath
You will draw a pension at your Papa's death

Children, children now get your hat
Tell me Mama what do you mean by that?
Get your hat, put it on your head
Go down town, see your daddy is dead

Casey said before he died
Fix the blinds so that the bums can ride If they ride, let them ride the rod
Put their trust in the hands of God

Casey said just before he died
Two more roads that I want to ride
People said, what roads can they be?
Old Colorado and the Santa Fe



Almost Acoustic - Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band
Shady Grove - Jerry Garcia and David Grisman
various compilations by Mississippi John Hurt

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