Country Lyrics and Tabs Source #1 - CowboyLyrics.com

Engine 143 Lyrics

  Rating: 4.4 [7 vote]
 SITE MENU
  Request Lyrics
  Add/Correct Lyrics
  Links Page
  Contact Us
  Privacy Policy
  DMCA Policy
 MERCHANDISE
  Country CDs
  Country Sheet Music




Partners ToneMedia




Since 20.01.2002
BROWSE LYRICS AND TABS BY ARTIST/BAND NAME: SEARCH HERE:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z #
 

Ralph Stanley - Engine 143 Lyrics


Along came the FFV, the swiftest on the line
Running o'er the C&O road, just twenty minutes behind
Running into Sewall, it's quartered on the line
Receiving their strict orders from the station just behind

Georgie's mother came to him with a bucket on her arm
Said, my darling son, be careful how you run
For a-many a man has lost his life in trying to make lost time
And if you run your engine right, you'll get there just on time

Up the road she darted, against the rocks she crashed
Upside-down the engine turned, and Georgie's breast did smack
His head was against the firebox door, the flames were rolling high
I'm glad I was born for an engineer, to die on the C&O road

The doctor said to Georgie, my darling boy, be still
Your life may yet be saved if it's God's blessed will
Oh, no, said Georgie, that will not do, I want to die so free
I want to die for the engine I love
One hundred and forty-three

The doctor said to Georgie, your life cannot be saved
Murdered upon the railroad and laid in a lonesome grave
His face was covered up with blood
His eyes you could not see
And the very last words poor Georgie said
Was nearer, my God, to Thee


Stanley Ralph Tabs


Stanley Ralph Tabs
Merchandise:
Ralph Stanley CD
Ralph Stanley Sheet music
Ralph Stanley Posters
cowboylyrics.com
All lyrics are property and copyright of their owners. All lyrics provided for educational purposes only.