Rock Island Line Lyrics

Johnny Cash

credits


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Huddie Ledbetter
album: Track 1 in album Johnny Cash With His Hot and Blue Guitar
release date: 1957-10-11
popularity : 27 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Rockabilly
length: 2:12
writer: Lead Belly

Album Information

label: Sun Records
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

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Lyrics

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Now this here's a story about the Rock Island Line
Well the Rock Island Line she runs down into New Orleans
There's a big tollgate down there and you know
If you got certain things on board when you go through the tollgate
Well you don't have to pay the man no toll
Well a train driver he pulled up to the tollgate
And a man hollered and asked him what all he had on board and said

I got livestock
I got livestock
I got cows
I got pigs
I got sheep
I got mules
I got all live stock

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Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Rock Island Line
  • 2 (I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle
  • 3 Country Boy
  • 4 If the Good Lord’s Willing
  • 5 Cry! Cry! Cry!
  • 6 Remember Me (I’m the One Who Loves You)
  • 7 So Doggone Lonesome
  • 8 I Was There When It Happened
  • 9 I Walk the Line
  • 10 Wreck of the Old ’97
  • 11 Folsom Prison Blues
  • 12 Doin’ My Time