Lonnie Donegan Rock Island Line

Now this here's a story about the Rock Island Line.
Now the Rock Island Line's a railroad line
And it runs down into New Orleans
And just outside of new Orleans is a big toll-gate.
Now, all the trains that go through the toll-gate
Gotta pay the man some money.
Unless of course they got certain things on board.
Then they OK - they don't gotta pay the man nothin'.
Right now we see a train - she comin' on down the line.
When she gets up to the toll-gate the deport shouts down to the driver;
He wants to know what he got on board so he say,
er..
"What you got on board there, boy?"
And the driver he shouts right back down the depoy
Tells him what he got on board
"I got sheep, I got cows, I got horses, I got pigs, I got all livestock
I got all livestock i got alll liiivestock."
And the man he say "You're all right there boy, you ain't gotta' pay nothin',
just get 'um on through"
So the train goes through the tunnel,
and as he goes through he gets up a little bit of steam
he gets up a little bit of speed
and when hes safely on the other side of the toll-gate
the driver he shouts back to the man
he dont care what he says now hes goin home
he goin down to rock island line he says
i fooled you i fooled you
i got pig iron i got pig iron i got allllll pig iron
he said i tell you where im goin boy
im goin down to rock island line
yes yes shes a mighty good road

the rock island line shes a mighty good road
the rock island line is the road to ride
the rock island line shes a mighty good road
and if you wanna ride it you gotta ride it like you find it
get your ticket at the station on the rock island line

well i may be right i may be wrong
i no your gonna miss me when im gone

and the rock island line shes a mighty good road
the rock island line is the road to ride
the rock island line shes a mighty good road
and if wanna ride it you ride like you find it
get your ticket at the station on the rock island line

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the rock island line is a mighty good road
the rock island line is the road to ride
the rock island line shes a mighty good road
and if you wanna ride it you gotta ride it like you find it
get your ticket at the station on the rock island line

im seen gonna be while before you see me again there comein and

the rock island line is a mighty good road
the rock island line is the road to ride t
he rock island line shes a mighty good road
and if you wanna ride it you gotta ride it like you find it
get your ticket at the station on the rock island line.