Folk and Traditional Song Lyrics:
(John Dawson, (c) 1971)
Somebody robbed the Glendale train this morning at half past nine.
Somebody robbed the Glendale train, and I swear I ain't lyin'.
They made clean off with sixteen G's and left two men lyin' cold.
Somebody robbed the Glendale train and they made off with the gold.
Charlie Jones was the engineer. He had twenty years on the line.
He kissed his wife at the station gate this morning six thirty-five.
Everything went fine until half past nine, when Charlie looked up and saw
There were men with horses and men with guns and no sign of the law. (Chorus)
Amos Wise was the baggage man and he dearly loved his job.
The company they rewarded him with a golden watch and fob.
Amos Wise was a markin' time when the door blew off his car.
They found Amos Wise in fifteen pieces fifteen miles apart. (Chorus)
Recorded by the New Riders of the Purple Sage, Frank Wakefield and the Good Old
The Middle Spunk Creek Boys. JTD