Ramblin’ Jack Elliott – Rock Island Line Lyrics

Rock Island Train starts down in New Orleans
Engineer, he’s gonna talk to the depot agent with his whistle
Here’s what he gonna tell him

I got cows, I got horses
I got chickens, I got ducks
I got geese, I got sheep
I got all live stock
I got all live stock

That man don’t want to stop that train
He’s gonna throw the switch across the track
Let the train roll out of their yards, DFX Manifest
Rock Island Train picking up speed

Soon as that caboose gets through the switch
Engineer gonna talk back to that depot agent with his whistle
An’ here’s what he gonna tell him:

I fooled you, I fooled you
I got all pig iron, I got all pig iron

[Chorus]
Oh, the Rock Island Line is a mighty good road
Rock Island Line is the road to ride
Rock Island Line is a mighty good road
If you wants ride it, gotta ride it like you find it
Get your ticket at the station on the Rock Island Line

A, B, C, W, X, Y and Z
Cats in the cupboard, but they can’t see me

[Chorus]

I may be right and I may be wrong
I know you’re gonna miss me when I’m gone

[Chorus]

Jesus died to save our sins
Lord the glory, going to meet him again

[Chorus x2]

If you wants ride it, gotta ride it like you find it
Get your ticket at the station on the Rock Island Line
Rock Island Line
Rock Island Line
Rock Island Line

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