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Song «Casey Jones» von Billy Murray & American Quartete.

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Veröffentlichungsdaten: 1910 05 (Single), 1900 (Werk)
Label: Victor 16483 A
Songwriter Eddie Newton & Wallace Saunders & T. Lawrence Seibert
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Genre: Traditionalpop - Varieteepop - Ballad, Traditionalpop - Vocalpop - Barbershop-Singing

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Die Ballade von Casey Jones handelt von einem Zugunglück. Der Zugführer, mit bürgerlichem Namen John Luther Jones fuhr den Cannonball Express zwischen Chicago und New Orleans mit überhöhter Geschwindigkeit, um eine Verspätung aufzuholen. Im Moment, als das Unvermeidliche klar wurde, hiess er seinen Heizer vom Zug zu springen. Dieser kam mit ein paar Blessuren davon. Casey bezahlte sein Bremsmanöver hingegen mit dem Leben. Er drosselte die Geschwindigkeit des Zugs noch von 75 auf 35 Mph herunter und rettete so das Leben seiner Passagiere.

Personen und Querverweise


Billy Murray
American Quartete
Eddie Newton
Wallace Saunders
T. Lawrence Seibert

Lyrics

[Verse 1] Come all you rounders if want to hear A story about 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 a half past four Kissed his wife at the station door Mounted to the cabin with the orders in his hands And he took his farewell trip to the Promised Land. [Chorus] Casey Jones Mounted to the cabin! Casey Jones With his orders in his hand! Casey Jones Mounted to the cabin! And he took his farewell trip to the Promised Land! [Verse 2] Put in your water, and shovel in your coal Put your head out the window while the drivers roll "I'll run her 'till she leaves the rails For I'm eight hours late with the Western Mail." He looked at his watch, and his watch was slow. He looked at the water, and the water was low. He turned to the fireman, and then he said, "We're gonna reach Frisco, but we'll all be dead." [Chorus 2] Casey Jones Gonna reach Frisco! Casey Jones But we'll all be dead! Casey Jones Gonna reach Frisco! We're gonna reach Frisco, but we'll all be dead! [Verse 3] Casey pulled up that green ol' hill She took off through the crossing with an awful shrill The switchman knew by the engine's moan That the man at the throttle was Casey Jones He pulled within two miles of the place A No. 4 stared him right in the face Turned at the fireman said, "Boy, you'd better jump. Cuz there's two locomotives and they're going to bump." [Chorus 3] Casey Jones Two locomotives! Casey Jones And they're going to bump! Casey Jones Two locomotives! There's two locomotives that're going to bump! [Verse 4] Casey said just before he died, "There be two more roads that I'd like to ride." Fireman said, "What could that be?" "The Southern Pacific and the Santa Fe." Mrs. Jones sat on her bed a-sigh'n Just when she got the message that her Casey was dyin' Said, "Go to bed, children, and hush your cryin'! 'Cuz you got another Pappa on the Salt Lake Mine." [Final Chorus] Mrs. Casey Jones Got another Pappa Mrs. Casey Jones On the Salt Lake Mine Mrs. Casey Jones Got another Pappa And you got another Pappa on the Salt Lake Mine.