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Ballad

Casey Jones was a son of a bitch
Drove a train in a forty foot ditch
The boiler blew, the funnel split
They found him in a pile of shit.

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I heard this song many years ago from another student.

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Informant and collector are the same person.

Where learned: Heard from student

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Ballad Epic

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Ballad

Casey Jones an engineer
Tried to get to heaven on a bottle of beer
The bottle broke and down he fell
Instead of going to heaven, he went to hell.

Submitter comment:

Heard some time ago from another student. Approximately 10 years ago.

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Informant and collector are the same person.

Where learned: Heard from student

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Ballad Epic

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