Fred Rose

Song Information

First recording and first release by Charlie Monroe and His Kentucky Pardners (1947) Also Released by Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs (1967)


See the engine puffing, boy she's making time That old trains wearing out the rail, rail, rail Heading for the mountain that she's got to climb Bringing in the Georgia mail Ninety miles an hour and she's gaining speed Listen to the whistle moan and wail, wail, wail Has she got the power I'll say yes indeed Bringing in the Georgia mail See the driver's travel watch her spin the track Ought to put that engineer in jail, jail, jail Has he got her rolling watch her ball the jack Bringing in the Georgia mail Rocking and a reeling spouting off the steam Stoke the fire and hope the brakes don't fail, fail, fail Serving all the people listen to her scream Bringing in the Georgia mail