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    Jerry Lee Lewis / Lyrics

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    "Rock Island Line" Lyrics

    Jerry Lee Lewis feat. Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins

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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

    Well he said you're alright boy you don't have to pay no toll
    You can just go right on through so he went on through the tollgate
    And as he went through he started pickin' up a little bit of speed
    Pickin' up a little bit of steam
    He got on through he turned and looked back at the man he said

    Well I fooled you
    I fooled you
    I got pigiron
    I got pigiron
    I got old pigiron

    Down the Rock Island Line she's a mighty good road
    Rock Island Line it's the road to ride
    Rock Island Line it's a mighty good road
    Well if you ride it you got to ride it like you find it
    Get your ticket at the station for the Rock Island Line

    Looked cloudy in the west and it looked like rain
    Round the curve came a passenger train
    North bound train on a southbound track
    He's alright a leavin' but he won't be back


    Oh I may be right and I may be wrong
    But you're gonna miss me when I'm gone
    Well the engineer said before he died
    There were two more drinks that he'd like to try
    The conductor said what could they be
    A hot cup of coffee and a cold glass of tea

    This song was submitted on October 6th, 2016 and last modified on November 14th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC.
    Written by HUDDIE LEDBETTER.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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