Casey Jones Lyrics

Grateful Dead


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Jerome J. Garcia, Robert C. Hunter
album: Track 7 in album Workingman's Dead
release date: 1970-6-14
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length: 4:27
engineer: Bob Matthews, Betty Cantor, Grateful Dead, Alembic
producer: Betty Cantor, Grateful Dead, Bob Matthews, Alembic
lead vocals: Jerry Garcia
composer: Jerry Garcia
lyricist: Robert Hunter

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Driving that train, high on cocaine,
Casey Jones is ready, watch your speed.
Trouble ahead, trouble behind,
And you know that notion just crossed my mind.

This old engine makes it on time,
Leaves Central Station 'bout a quarter to nine,
Hits River Junction at seventeen to,
At a quarter to ten you know it's travelin' again.

Driving that train, high on cocaine,
Casey Jones is ready, watch your speed.
Trouble ahead, trouble behind,
And you know that notion just crossed my mind.

Trouble ahead, Lady in red,
Take my advice you'd be better off dead.
Switchman's sleeping, train hundred and two is
On the wrong track and headed for you.

Driving that train, high on cocaine,
Trouble ahead, trouble behind,
And you know that notion just crossed my mind.

Trouble with you is the trouble with me,
Got two good eyes but you still don't see.
Come round the bend, you know it's the end,
The fireman screams and the engine just gleams

Track Listing

  • 1 Uncle John's Band
  • 2 High Time
  • 3 Dire Wolf
  • 4 New Speedway Boogie
  • 5 Cumberland Blues
  • 6 Black Peter
  • 7 Easy Wind
  • 8 Casey Jones