The Wabash Cannonball

Hobo Ballad
Written By: Unknown
Copyright Unknown

From the great Atlantic Ocean
To the wide Pacific shore
From sunny California
To ice-bound Labrador
She's mighty tall and handsome,
She's loved by one and all
She's the hobo's 'commodation,
The Wabash Cannonball

Listen to the jingle,
The rumble and the roar
As she glides along the woodlands,
Through hills and by the shore
Hear the mighty rush of the engine,
Hear those lonesome hobos squall
While trav'ling through the jungle
On the Wabash Cannonball

Our eastern states are dandy,
So the people always say
From New York to St. Louis
And Chicago by the way
Through the hills of Minnesota
Where the rippling waters fall
No chances can be taken
On the Wabash Cannonball

Listen to the jingle,
The rumble and the roar
As she glides along the woodlands,
Through hills and by the shore
Hear the mighty rush of the engine,
Hear those lonesome hobos squall
While trav'ling through the jungle
On the Wabash Cannonball

Now here's to Daddy Claxton,
May his name forever stand
He'll always be remembered
In the courts throughout the land
His earthly race is over
And the curtain round him falls
Carryin' him home to victory
On the Wabash Cannonball.

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