Recorded by Roy Acuff
Written by Floyd Jenkins (aka Fred Rose)
[G] Here she comes - look at her roll
There she goes - eatin' that [D7] coal
Watch her [G] fly - look at her sail
let her by, by, [D7] by - it's the Fireball [G] Mail.
Let her go - look at her steam
Hear her blow - whistle and scream
Like a hound - waggin' his tail
Dallas bound, bound, bound - the Fireball Mail.
Engineer - makin' up time
Tracks are clear - look at her climb
See that freight - clearin' the rail
Bet she's late, late, late - the Fireball Mail.
Watch her swerve - look at her sway
Get that curve - out of the way
Watch her fly - look at her sail
Let her by, by, by - the Fireball Mail.