Casey Jones The Union Scab
The Almanac Singers
B F# The workers on the S.P. line for strike sent out a call B C# F# but Casey Jones, the engineer, he wouldn't strike at all B F# His boiler, it was leaking, and the driver's on the bum and the engines and the bearin they were all outta plum B E Casey Jones - Kept his junkpile runnin' B C# F# Casey Jones - Was workin' double time B E Casey Jones - Got a wooden medal For bein' good and faithful on the S.P. line B F# The workers said to Casey "Won't you help us win this strike" B C# F# But Casey said "Let me alone, ya'd better take a hike!" B F# Well Casey's wheezy engine ran right off the wheezy track And Casey hit the river with an awful smack B E Casey Jones - Hit the river bottom B C# F# Casey Jones - Broke his bloomin' spine B E Casey Jones - Turned into an angel He got a trip to Heaven on the S.P. line B F# When Casey got to Heaven, way up to that pearly gate B C# F# He said "I'm Casey Jones, the guy that pulled the S.P. Freight" B F# "You're just the man," said Peter, "our musicians are on strike." "You can get a job a-scabbin' any time you like." B E Casey Jones - Got a job in Heaven B C# F# Casey Jones - Was doin' mighty fine B E Casey Jones - Went scabbin' on the Angels Just like he did to workers on the S.P. line B F# Well the Angels got together, they said it wasn't fair B C# F# For Casey Jones to go around a-scabbin' everywhere B F# The Angels Union Number 23, they sure were there They promptly fired Casey down the Golden Stair B E Casey Jones - He went to hell a-flyin' B F# Casey Jones - The Devil said "Oh, fine." B E Casey Jones - "Get busy shovellin' sulfur." F# B "It's what you get for scabbin' on the S.P. line."