"Casey Jones" as written by Jerry F. Garcia and Robert Hunter....
Driving that train, high on cocaine,
Casey Jones you better watch your speed
Trouble ahead, trouble behind
And you know that notion just crossed my mind

This old engine makes it on time
Leaves Central Station 'bout a quarter to nine
Hits River Junction at seventeen two
At a quarter to ten you know it's travelin' again

Driving that train, high on cocaine
Casey Jones you better, watch your speed
Trouble ahead, trouble behind
And you know that notion just crossed my mind

Trouble ahead, Lady in red
Take my advice you'd be better off dead
Switchman's sleeping, train hundred and two is
On the wrong track and headed for you

Driving that train, high on cocaine
Casey Jones you better watch your speed
Trouble ahead trouble behind
And you know that notion just crossed my mind

Drive your train, whoo
Trouble with you is the trouble with me
Got two good eyes but you still don't see
Come round the bend, you know it's the end
The fireman screams and the engine just gleams

Driving that train, high on cocaine
Casey Jones you better, watch your speed
Trouble ahead, trouble behind
And you know that notion just crossed my mind

Driving that train, high on cocaine
Casey Jones you better, watch your speed
Trouble ahead, trouble behind
And you know that notion just crossed my mind

Driving that train, high on cocaine
Casey Jones you better, watch your speed
Trouble ahead, trouble behind
And you know that notion just crossed my mind

Driving that train, high on cocaine
Casey Jones you better, watch your speed
Trouble ahead, you know, trouble behind
And you know that notion just crossed my mind

And you know that notion just cross my mind


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"Casey Jones" as written by Robert C. Hunter Jerome J. Garcia

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    Song MeaningCasey Jones was the one of the worlds most famous train engineers. He ran the CannonBall Route between Chicagp and Memphis. Way back in 1900, a fellow engineer called out sick. Casey took the route but now was nearly 1hr 45 minutes behind. As we all know, being late is not good in railroad life. So Casey, being the best there is, ran the route going at times over 100MPH and averaging close to 65MPH over a very dangerous curvey run. He was close to schedule at his 2nd to last stop and departed for the final leg. Unbeknown to him and his crew, another train heading towards him was having problems. Trains travel both ways on the tracks and the train headin South has precedence over the train heading North. The NorthBound train must go into an adjacent track while the other train passes. Unfortunately the other train (train hundred and two) didnt get off the main track so Casey's train whammed into it. Casey Jones died at the crash. He was never on cocaine during his last run - those lines were just added by the Dead.


    Driving that train - refers to casey jones the famous conductor in 1900
    high on cocaine - not true but it can refer to going fast like a cannonball
    casey jones you better watch your speed - he dude love to push the trains to their limit & he was the best there was
    lady in red - the caboose of the other train he smashed to pieces

    ToadSprocketon February 16, 2011   Link

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