Ballad of Casey Jones

Come all you train lovers if you want to hear,
A story about a brave engineer.
Casey Jones was the trainman’s name.
‘Twas on the Illinois Central that he won his fame.

Casey Jones, he loved a locomotive.
Casey Jones, a mighty man was he.
Casey Jones, run his final locomotive.
With the Cannonball Special on the old I.C.

Casey pulled into Memphis on train Number Four,
The engine foreman met him at the roundhouse door,
Said, “Joe Lewis won’t be able to make his run,
So you’ll have to take his place on Number One.”

FAZ Reading Level Detail

Lexile Score NP
Word Count 356

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