Casey Jones (The Union Scab) Pete Seeger and the Almanac Singers Pete Seeger, banjo and vocal; (From The Original Talking Union and Other Union Songs Folkways 5285,
The workers on the S. P. line to strike sent out a call;
But Casey Jones, the engineer, he wouldn't strike at all.
His boiler it was leaking, and the drivers on the bum, And the engines and the bearing, they were all out of plumb.
Casey Jones kept his junk pile running; / Casey Jones was working double time; Casey Jones got a wooden medal, / For being good and faithful on the S. P. line.
The workers said to Casey: "Won't you help us win this strike?" But Casey said: "Let me alone, you'd better take a hike." Well, Casey's wheezy engine ran right off the
wheezy track, And Casey hit the river with an awful smack.
Casey Jones hit the river bottom; / Casey Jones broke his blooming spine; Casey Jones turned into an angel, / He got a trip to heaven on the S. P. line.
Then Casey Jones got to heaven way up to that Pearly Gate, He said: "I'm Casey Jones, the guy that pulled the S. P. freight." "You're just the man," said Peter, "our
musicians are on strike; You can get a job a-scabbing any time you like."
Casey Jones got a job in heaven; / Casey Jones was doing mighty fine; Casey Jones went scabbing on the angels, / Just like he did to workers on the S. P. line.
Well, the angels got together; they said it wasn't fair For Casey Jones to go around a-scabbing everywhere.