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Rock Island Line lyrics and chords

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Rock Island Line lyrics and chords are provided for your personal use only, it's an uptempo country song written and recorded by Johnny Cash.

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Rock Island Line
Written and recorded by Johnny Cash

C
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
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And you know if you got certain things onboard
C
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 he said

I got livestock I got livestock I got cows
G7 C
I got pigs I got sheep I got mules I got all livestock


Well he said you're all right 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
G7
Pickin' up a little bit of steam

C
He got on through he turned and looked back at the man he said

Well I fooled you I fooled you I got pig-iron
G7 C
I got pig-iron I got all pig-iron


Down the Rock Island Line she's a mighty good road
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Rock Island Line it's a road to ride
C
Rock Island Line it's a mighty good road

Well if you ride you got to ride it

Like you finally get your ticket
G7 C
At the station for the Rock Island Line


Oh it's cloudy in the west and it looked like rain
G7 C
Round the curve come a passenger train
G7
North bound train on the southbound track
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He's alright a leavin' but he won't be back


Well the Rock Island Line she's a mighty good road
G7
Rock Island Line it's a road to ride
C
Rock Island Line it's a mighty good road
G7 C
Well if you ride you got to ride it

like you finally get your ticket
G7 C
At the station for the Rock Island Line


Oh I may be right and I may be wrong
G7 C
But you gonna miss me when I'm gone

Well the engineer said before he died
G7 C
That there were two more drinks that he'd like to try
G7
The conductor said what could they be
C G7 C
A hot cup of coffee and a cold glass of tea


Well the Rock Island Line she's a mighty good road
G7
Rock Island Line it's a road to ride
C
Rock Island Line it's a mighty good road
G7 C
Well if you ride you got to ride it

like you finally get your ticket
G7 C
At the station for the Rock Island Line

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