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ROCK ISLAND LINE (Traditional / Huddy Ledbetter / Arr. Lonnie Donegan) Lonnie Donegan & His Skiffle Group - 1956 (Bass : Chris Barber) Now this heres a story about the rock island line now the rock island lines a rail road line and runs down into new orleans and just out side new orleans is a big toll gate now all the trains that go through the tool gate gotta pay the man some money unless of course they got certain things on board then they okay they dont gotta pay the man nothin right now we see a train she comin on down the line when she gets up to the toll gate the deport shouts down to the driver he wants to know whathe got on board so he say er.. `what you got on board there boy' and the driver he shouts right back down the depoy tells him what he got on board I got sheep, i got cows, i got horses, i got pigs i got all live stock i got all live stock i got alll liiive stock and the man he say your all right there boy you aint gotta pay nothin just get um on through so the train goes through the tunnel and as he goes through he gets up a little bit of steam he gets up a little bit of speed and when hes saftley on the other side of the toll gate the driver he shouts back to the man he dont care what he says now hes goin home he goin down to rock island line he says i fooled you i fooled you i got pig iron i got pig iron i got allllll pig iron he said i tell you where im goin boy im goin down to rock island line yes yes shes a mighty good road the rock island line shes a mighty good road the rock island line is the road to ride the rock island line shes a mighty good road and if you wanna ride it 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 no your gonna miss me when im gone and the rock island line shes a mighty good road the rock island line is the road to ride the rock island line shes a mighty good road and if wanna ride it you ride like you find it get your ticket at the station on the rock island line ABCWHYZ cats in the cupboard but he dont see me the rock island line is a mighty good road the rock island line is the road to ride the rock island line shes a mighty good road and if you wanna ride it you gotta ride it like you find it get your ticket at the station on the rock island line im seen gonna be while before you see me again there comein and the rock island line is a mighty good road the rock island line is the road to ride t he rock island line shes a mighty good road and if you wanna ride it you gotta ride it like you find it get your ticket at the station on the rock island line. (Contributed by Shay Griffiths - April 2004)

    


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