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American Ballads and Folk Songs
Dead an' gone, dead an' gone,
Kase he's been on de cholly * so long.
And here are the verses that the old man could remember long dead Wallis Sanders singing:
On a Sunday mornin' it begins to rain,
'Round the curve spied a passenger train,
Under de cab lay po' Casey Jones,
He's a good engineer, but he's dead an' gone,
Dead an' gone, dead an' gone,
Kase he's been on de cholly so long.
* "On de cholly" is equivalent to "out on the hog," or "on the bum."
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