Grateful Dead

Casey Jones

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Driving that train, high on cocaine,
Casey Jones is better, watch your speed.
Trouble ahead, trouble behind,
And you know that notion just crossed my mind.

This old engine makes it on time,
Leaves Central Station 'bout a quarter to nine,
Hits River Junction at seventeen to,
At a quarter to ten you know it's travlin' again.

Driving that train, high on cocaine,
Casey Jones is better, watch your speed.
Trouble ahead, trouble behind,
And you know that notion just crossed my mind.

Trouble ahead, Lady in red,
Take my advice you'd be better off dead.
Switchman's sleeping, train hundred and two is
On the wrong track and headed for you.

Driving that train, high on cocaine,
Casey Jones is better, watch your speed.
Trouble ahead, trouble behind,
And you know that notion just crossed my mind.

Trouble with you is the trouble with me,
Got two good eyes but you still don't see.
Come round the bend, you know it's the end,
The fireman screams and the engine just gleams...

Driving that train, high on cocaine,
Casey Jones is better, watch your speed.
Trouble ahead, trouble behind,
And you know that notion just crossed my mind.


Writer/s: Félix Leclerc / Robert Hunter

Casey Jones de Grateful Dead

This song appears in 45 albums


Grateful Dead Records Collection (Remastered)
2017

Europe '72 Vol 20: 5/24/72 (Lyceum Theatre, London England)
2015

The Best of the Grateful Dead
2015

Europe '72 Vol. 15: 5/11/72 (Grote Zaal De Doelen, Rotterdam, Holland)
2014

Europe '72 Vol 13: 5/7/72 (Bickershaw Festival, Wigan, England)
2014

Europe '72 Vol 14: 5/10/72 (Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Holland)
2014

Europe '72 Vol 11: 5/3/72 (L'Olympia, Paris, France)
2014

Europe '72 Vol 12: 5/4/72 (L'Olympia, Paris, France)
2014

The Winners (Live)
2014

Complete Road Trips
2014

Complete Studio Albums Collection
2014

The Complete Sunshine Daydream Concert: Veneta, OR 8/27/72 (Live)
2013

Grateful Dead Live In Concert, Vol. 2 (Live)
2012

Europe '72, Vol. 19: 5/23/72 (Lyceum Theatre, London, England)
2011

Europe '72 Vol 16: 5/13/72 (Lille Fairgrounds, Lille, France) [Live]
2011

Europe '72 Vol 18: 5/18/72 (Kongressaal, Munich, West Germany)
2011

Europe '72, Vol. 2: 4/8/72 (Live at Wembley Empire Pool, London, England)
2011

Europe '72 Vol 22: 5/26/72 (Lyceum Theatre, London, England)
2011

Europe '72, Vol. 21: 5/25/72 (Lyceum Theatre, London, England)
2011

Europe '72 Vol 10: 4/29/72 (Musikhalle, Hamburg, West Germany)
2011

Europe '72 Vol 9: 4/26/72 (Jahrhundert Halle, Frankfurt, West Germany)
2011

Europe '72 Vol 6: 4/17/72 (Live At Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark)
2011

Europe '72, Vol. 4: 4/14/72 (Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark)
2011

New Year's Eve 1987 (Live)
2011

Road Trips, Vol. 3 No. 3: 5/15/70 (Fillmore East, New York, NY)
2010

Road Trips, Vol. 3 No. 2: 11/15/71 (Municipal Auditorium, Austin, TX)
2010

Road Trips, Vol. 3 No. 1: 12/28/79 (Oakland Auditorium Arena, Oakland, CA)
2009

Download Series Vol. 8: 12/10/73 (Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NC)
2009

Dick's Picks Vol. 11: 9/27/72 (Stanley Theater, Jersey City, NJ)
2009

Dick's Picks Vol. 31: 8/4/74 & 8/5/74 (Philadelphia Civic Center, Philadelphia, PA) & 8/6/74 (Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, NJ)
2009

Download Series Vol. 10: 7/21/72 (Paramount Northwest Theatre, Seattle, WA)
2006

Dick's Picks Vol. 35: 8/7/71 (Golden Hall, San Diego, CA) & 8/24/71 (Auditorium Theater, Chicago, IL)
2005

Rockin' the Rhein With the Grateful Dead (Live At the Rheinhalle, Düsseldorf, West Germany, 4/24/72)
2004

The Closing of Winterland: December 31, 1978 (Live)
2003

Dick's Picks Vol. 30: 3/25/72 & 3/28/72 (Academy of Music, New York, NY)
2003

The Very Best of Grateful Dead
2003

Dick's Picks Vol. 27: 12/16/92 (Oakland Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA)
2003

Dick's Picks Vol. 23: 9/17/72 (Baltimore Civic Center, Baltimore, MD)
2001

Ladies and Gentlemen... The Grateful Dead - Fillmore East, New York City, April 1971
2000

Dick's Picks Vol. 16: 11/8/69 (Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA)
2000

Dick's Picks Vol. 8: 5/2/70 (Harpur College, Binghamton, NY)
1997

Dick's Picks Vol. 4: 2/13/70 - 2/14/70 (Fillmore East, New York, NY)
1996

Europe '72, Vol. 3: 4/11/72 (Live at City Hall, Newcastle, England)
1972

Europe '72 Vol 8: 4/24/72 (Rheinhalle, Dusseldorf, West Germany)
1972

Workingman's Dead
1970
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