Watch Video

Artist:

Lonnie Donegan

 

Song Title:

Rock Island Line

All Songs for Artist

 

Rank:

8   

Year:

1955  

With:

N/A

Comments:

 There's four minutes I won't get back, but catchy; nonetheless
  

Lyrics:

 ^ Now, this here's the story about the Rock Island line
Now, the Rock Island line is a railroad line and it runs down into New Orleans
And just outside of New Orleans is a big toll gate
And all the trains that go through the toll gate
Why, they gotta pay the man some money
Less of course, they got certain things on board
Then they, okay, then they don't ever have to pay the man nothin'
And right now, we see a train, she's comin' on down the line
And when she got up here to the toll gate, the-a depot, he shout down to the driver
He want to know what he got on board, so he say-a
What you got on board there, boy
And the driver, he sing right on back down to the depot agent
Tell him what he got on board, he got a way of singing

I got sheep, I got cows, I got horses, I got pigs
I got all livestock x3

And the man say, well, he say, you're alright there, boy
You don't have to pay me nothing, just get 'em on through
So the train go through the toll gate and as it go through it got up a little bit of steam
And a, a little bit of speed

And when he sees me on the other side of the toll gate
They, the driver shout back down the line to the man
'Course you don't hear what he say now but home down the Rock Island line

You say, but I fooled you, I fooled you, I got pig iron, I got pig iron, I got all pig iron

He said, tell you where I'm goin', boy, goin' down the Rock Island line, yes, yes
She's a mighty good road

Oh well, the Rock Island line, she's a mighty good road
Rock Island line is the road to ride, ya, the Rock Island line is a mighty good road
And if you want to ride, you gotta ride it like you find it
Get your ticket at the station on the Rock Island line
Well, I may be right, I may be wrong, I know you're gonna miss me when I'm gone

Yeha, the Rock Island line, she's a mighty good road, Rock Island line is the road to ride
Yea, the Rock Island line, she's a mighty good road
And if you want to ride, you gotta ride it like you find it
Get your ticket at the station on the Rock Island line

A B C, W X Y Z, cat's in the cupboard but he don't see me
Now, the Rock Island line, she's a mighty good road, rock Island line is the road to ride
Yeah, the Rock Island line, she's a mighty good road
And if you want to ride, you gotta ride it like you find it
Get your ticket at the station on the Rock Island line

Hallelujah, I'm safe from sin, the good Lord's coming for to see me again
Keep it going

And the Rock Island line, she's a mighty good road, Rock Island line is the road to ride
Yeah, the Rock Island line, she's a mighty good road
And if you want to ride, you gotta ride it like you find it
Get your ticket at the station on the Rock Island line x2
 
All lyrics and songs are the property of their respective authors, artists and labels, and are provided here only for entertainment, instructional, and/or educational purposes
   

Explore Geezer-Tunes

Shuffle
Year: 1980
Rank: 43
Year: 1971
Rank: 21
Year: 1972
Rank: 103
Year: 1964
Rank: 22
Year: 1979
Rank: 33
Year: 1981
Rank: 39
Year: 1976
Rank: 14
Year: 1975
Rank: 32
Year: 1964
Rank: 38
Year: 1983
Rank: 106

FOLLOW US