Posted on Posted in Breedloves's Folk Songs
“Freight Train Boogie” reached #2 on the charts for the Delmore Brothers in 1946 and
has been recorded by Reno & Smiley, Red Foley, The Maddox Brothers and Rose, and
even John Denver.
Casey Jones he was a mighty man
But now he’s resting in the promised land
The kind of music he could understand
Was an eight wheel driver under his command
He made the freight train boogie
All the time
He made the freight train boogie
As he rolled down the line
When the fireman started ringing the bell
Everybody on the line could tell
Casey Jones was a coming to town,
On an 8-wheel driver that was burning ’em down