The Wabash Cannonball (G, 4/4)


From the great Atlantic Ocean to the wide Pacific - shore.
She's the queen of flowing mountains to the south belle by the - door.
She's long and she's handsome and quite well-known by - all.
She's a wondrous combination called the Wabash Cannon - ball.

- Listen to the jingle, the rumble and the - roar
- Riding through the woodlands to the hill and by the - shore.
- Hear the mighty rush of engines; hear the lonesome hoboes - call
- Riding though the jungles on the Wabash Cannon - ball

The Eastern states are dandies so the Western people - say
From New York to St. Louis and Chicago by the - way
Through the hills of Minnesota where the rippling waters - fall
No chances need be taken on the Wabash Cannon - ball

Here's to Daddy Claxton may his name forever - stand
He will always be remembered by the 'boes throughout our - land
His earthly race is over and the curtain 'round him - falls
We'll carry him to victory on the Wabash Cannon - ball

She came down from Birmingham one cold December - day,
As she pulled into the station you could hear all the people - say,
Here's a gal from Tennessee, she's long and she's - tall.
She came down from Birmingham on the Wabash Cannon - ball.