Johnny Cash - Engine 143 lyrics

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Johnny Cash - Engine 143 lyrics

Along came the F15 the swiftest on the line Running o'er the C&O road just twenty minutes behind Running into Cevile head porters on the line Receiving their strict orders from a station just behind Georgie's mother came to him with a bucket on her arm Saying my darling son be careful how you run Many a man has lost his life by trying to make lost time And if you run your engine right you'll get there just on time Up the road she darted against the rocks she crushed Upside down the engine turned and Georgie's breast did smash His head was against the firebox door the flames were rolling high I'm glad I was born to be an engineer on the C&O road to die The doctor said to Georgie my darling son be still Your life may yet be saved if it is God's blessed will Oh no said George that will not do I want to die so free I want to die for the engine I love one hundred and forty three The doctor said to Georgie your life cannot be saved Murdered upon a railroad and laid in a lonesome grave His face was covered up with blood his eyes you could not see And the very last words that Georgie said was nearer my God to thee