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Utah Phillips

"Wabash Cannonball" (karaoke)

Sheet Music for "Wabash Cannonball" available from The Long Memory


Listen to the jingle, the rumble, and the roar,

As she glides along the woodlands through the hills and by the shore;

Hear the mighty rush to the engine; hear the lonesome hobo call;

You're trav'lin' through the jungles on the Wabash Cannonball.

 

From the Great Atlantic Ocean to the wide Pacific shore,

From the green and growing mountains to the South Belt by the shore,

She's mighty tall and handsome, and she's quite well-known by all;

She's a modern combination on the Wabash Cannonball.

 

Our eastern states are dandy, so the people always say,

From New York to Chicago and Rock Island by the way,

From the hills of Minnesota where the rippling waters fall,

No changes can be taken on the Wabash Cannonball.

 

Now here's to Daddy Claxton! May his name forever stand

And always be remembered in the courts throughout the land;

His earthly race is over; now the curtains 'round him fall;

We'll carry him home to vict'ry on the Wabash Cannonball.

 

Listen to the jingle, the rumble and the roar,

As she glides along the woodlands through the hills and by the shore;

Hear the mighty rush to the engine; hear the lonesome hobo call;

You're trav'ling through the jungles on the Wabash Cannonball.


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