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Rock Island Line



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An updated version of the old folk song.
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Rock Island Line, traditional; arranged by Joe Connorton


Saw an old girlfriend, down by the track
She said she’s leaving, not coming back
I said, “Oh baby, I hate to see you go,
But if you’re headed on out,
There’s something you ought to know.”


My good friend, he’d been kinda burned
He loved a woman, the favor wasn’t returned
It had him over a barrel, down for the count
I offered these words to try to straighten him out


Rock Island Line, it’s a mighty good road
Rock Island Line, it’s the road to ride
Rock Island Line, it’s a mighty good road
Get your ticket at the station for the Rock Island Line


I knew a woman, she loved her man
But he could get ugly with the back of his hand
I said, “Meet me at the station, tomorrow night,
we’ll get you squared away, it’ll be all right.”



I’m gonna lose these small-town blues
I’ll kick the dust of this town from my shoes
I’ll put one foot before the other, when I see that track
You know I’ll look straight ahead,
You know I’m not looking back



You’d better believe that you should not grieve
I shed no tear as I take my leave
I know at one time or another,
All things must pass
Just think of me and smile
Next time you raise your glass

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Uploaded: Sep 19, 2010 - 02:55:18 PM
Last Updated: Sep 21, 2010 - 05:34:14 PM Last Played: Jun 06, 2019 - 08:00:14 PM
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alackbass said 3196 days ago (September 19th, 2010)
Rock Island Line
Fun take on a classic. Strong vocal!
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dancedivine said 3195 days ago (September 19th, 2010)
Nice job....
Enjoyed the listen... Guitar is definitely rockin' & vocals sound great!
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867-5309 said 3192 days ago (September 22nd, 2010)
fabulous vocals for sure ~ and I love the guitar ! good concept . . .
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awigze said 3191 days ago (September 24th, 2010)
good live sound to this - all is good here.
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egobandit said 3190 days ago (September 24th, 2010)
good rockin
Nice guitar licks on this! The theatrical singing very cool song!
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Soundhound said 2911 days ago (July 1st, 2011)
Great tune....
Back in the day, when I had my band we did this tune we blow the doors
off the joint last set of the night....
Send them home looking for the line...

Very well done My Man.... Very well done
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RochaMalhada said 2704 days ago (January 24th, 2012)
That's rockin' it!
yeah, very well done.

. - Harold
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Name: Joe Connorton
Location: Rochester NY United States
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