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Rock Island Line

Rock Island Line Chords

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Rock Island Line Chords – Leadbelly

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(Rhythm is the most important thing here, but if you can work an alternating bass into
song with the rhythm some versions have it, some don't.)

[FYI Pig Iron:  Iron tapped from a blast furnace in preparation for conversion into
cast iron, or wrought iron; getting its name from the shape of the moulds (resembling a pig)
which it used to be cast in the 19th century.]

To do this song right, you have to start out by telling the story of the Rock Island Line.

There’s a railroad in Louisiana and just outside of New Orleans they used to have a toll
and the engineers pull up to the toll booth & blow the whistle then talk to the depot
and tell’em what they have on board. For certain things, you don’t have to pay toll at 
So the engineer would pull up to the station and say something like…

(Just speak the Line here in the first bit. Then give the A Chord a quick down strum chop)
	A
I got Liiivvveestooockk
	A
I got Liiivvveestooockk
      A	              A
I got pigs,    I got sheep
       A              A
I got cows,   I got horses
A
I got AAAALLLL Livestock

(Spoken, no strumming)
Then the depot agent yells “Well boy, you can go right on threw, you ain’t gotta pay no
just go right on threw”

So the engineer starts pickin up some steam (Start Strumming Again)

(This is where you is where to start the train theme, start out a little slow then and
up slightly to a moderate pace, simulating the train)

And then when he gets on past the toll man he yells
A
“Well, I fooled you, I fooled you
A
I got pig iron, I got pig iron
A
I got AAAALLLLL Pig Iron


A
Well the Rock Island Line, She’s a mighty good road
                                    E
Well the Rock Island Line, She’s a road to ride
           A
I say, the Rock Island Line, She’s a mighty good road
           D                           A
And if ya wanna find it, gotta ride it like you find it
              D            E              A
Get-cha ticket at the station on the Rock Island Liiine

A
Well I might be right and, I may be wrong
                    E
But you’re gonna miss me when I’m gone


A
The Rock Island Line, She’s a mighty good road
                         E
 The Rock Island Line, She’s a road to ride
          A
I say, the Rock Island Line, She’s a mighty good road
                D                                  A
And if ya want to ride it, you gotta ride it like you find it
              D               E              A
Get-cha ticket at the station on the Rock Island Liiine


         A
That Rock Island Line, She's a mighty good road
			         E
The Rock Island Line, She's the road to ride
           A
I say, the Rock Island Line, She’s a mighty good road
                 D                      A
And if ya want to ride it, you gotta ride it like you find it
              D                   E              A
Get-cha ticket at the station on the Rock Island Liiine

A
A, B, C, Double X, Y, Z
                  E
Come On Baby, Take a Ride With Me

        A
I say, the Rock Island Line, She's a mighty good road
			         E
Well Rock Island Line, She's the road to ride
           A
The Rock Island Line, She’s a mighty good road
                 D                     A
And if ya want to ride it, you gotta ride it like you find it
              D                  E                A
Get-cha ticket at the station on the Rock Island Liiine


   A
I say, the Rock Island Line, She's a mighty good road
			         E
Well Rock Island Line, She's the road to ride
           A
The Rock Island Line, She’s a mighty good road
                 D                      A
And if ya want to ride it, you gotta ride it like you find it
              D           E                A
Get-cha ticket at the station on the Rock Island Liiine





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