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Blue Water Line

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Blue Water Line

Blue Water Line

The City Council met last night, the vote was four to three
To tear the home town depot down and build a factory
To take that stretch of history and tear it off the map
And to take old engine number nine and turn it into scrap

   Blue Water, Blue Water, Blue Water Line
   Blue Water, Blue Water, Blue Water Line
   If you can't afford a quarter
      then you ought to give a dime
   If everybody gave then we could save the Blue Water Line

Oh I could tell you stories of the glories of that train
Of the 49'er miners and the time old Jesse James
Stole a thousand golden nuggets in that great train robbery
And when old Abe Lincoln rode with Tad upon his knee

Just twenty thousand nickels and forty thousand dimes
We'll ride again to glory on that old Blue Water Line
We'll have William Jennings Bryant
      stokin' coal on number nine
So reach into your pockets boys for the old Blue Water Line

Recorded by Kingston Trio
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