“Casey Jones (II)”


In this bawdy parody of the familiar copyright song, Casey goes to a whorehouse and has sex with ninety-eight whores until his powers fail him. He takes a shot of whiskey, finishes the remaining two, and dies.


Legman offers extensive notes and an early bawdy text of the ballad dating to 1923 in Randolph-Legman I. - EC

Cross references


  1. Cray, pp. 154-158, "Casey Jones" (2 texts, 1 tune)
  2. Randolph-Legman I, pp. 471-476, "Casey Jones" (6 texts, 1 tune)
  3. Roud #3247
  4. BI, EM154


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1923
Keywords: bawdy contest death
Found in: US(So,SW)