Casey Jones – the union scab

von Joe Hill, 1911

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 its drivers on the bum,
And his engine and its bearings, 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.”
Then some one put a bunch of railroad ties across the track,
And Casey hit the river bottom with an awful crack.

Casey Jones hit the river bottom;
Casey Jones broke his blessed spine;
Casey Jones was an Angelino,
He took a trip to heaven on the S. P. line.

When Casey Jones got up to heaven, to the 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 went on strike;
You can get a job a’scabbing any time you like.”

Casey Jones got up to heaven;
Casey Jones was doing mighty fine;
Casey Jones went scabbing on the angels,
Just like he did to workers of the S. P. line.

They got together, and they said it wasn’t fair,
For Casey Jones to go around a’scabbing everywhere.
The Angels’ Union No. 23, they sure were there,
And they promptly fired Casey down the Golden Stairs.

Casey Jones went to Hell a’flying;
“Casey Jones,” the Devil said, “Oh fine:
Casey Jones, get busy shovelling sulphur;
That’s what you get for scabbing on the S. P. Line.”

Bucky Halker singt Casey Jones von Joe Hill
Der echte Casey Jones war ein beühmter Lokomotivführer (ebenfalls Bedeutung von Engineer) in den USA, der 1900 starb. Joe Hill schrieb sein „Casey Jones – the Union Scab“  1911 während des Streiks von 40.000 Eisenbahnarbeitern in San Pedro,

Noten zu dem Song

Computer-Übersetzung:

Die Arbeiter auf der SP Linie ein Aufruf gesendet Streik;
Aber Casey Jones, der Ingenieur, würde niemals streiken;
Seine Kessel es undicht war, und dessen Treiber auf den Hintern,
Und sein Motor und seine Lager, waren sie alle aus dem Lot.

Casey Jones hielt seine Rumpelkammer läuft;
Casey Jones arbeitete doppelte Zeit;
Casey Jones bekam eine Holzmedaille,
Dafür, dass es gute und treue auf der S. P. Linie.

Die Arbeiter sagte Casey: „Werden Sie uns helfen, diesen Streik zu gewinnen?“
Aber Casey sagte: „Lassen Sie mich in Ruhe, solltest du besser eine Wanderung.“
Dann legte jemand eine Reihe von Eisenbahnschwellen über die Strecke,
Und Casey auf den Fluss Tiefpunkt mit einem schrecklichen Riss.

Casey Jones traf den Fluss unten;
Casey Jones brach seinen gesegneten Wirbelsäule;
Casey Jones war ein Angelino,
Er nahm eine Reise in den Himmel auf der S. P. Linie.

Wenn Casey Jones stand auf in den Himmel, auf die Pearly Gate, sagte er:
„Ich bin Casey Jones, der Kerl, der die SP Fracht gezogen wird.“
„Du bist nur der Mann“, sagte Peter, „unsere Musiker streikten;
Sie können einen Job zu bekommen a’scabbing immer wenn Sie mögen. “

Casey Jones stand auf in den Himmel;
Casey Jones tat mächtige Geldstrafe;
Casey Jones ging Schorfbildung auf die Engel,
Genau wie er es tat, um Arbeiter der S. P. Linie.

Sie kamen zusammen, und sie sagte, es sei nicht fair,
Für Casey Jones zu gehen um a’scabbing überall.
Der Engel Union No. 23, sicher waren sie da,
Und sie prompt gefeuert Casey unten die goldene Treppe.

Casey Jones ging in die Hölle a’flying;
„Casey Jones“, der Teufel sagte: „Oh fein:
Casey Jones, get busy schaufeln Schwefel;
Das ist, was Sie Verschorfung auf der SP-Linie zu bekommen. „

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