Aeronautics: No. 13 Out

Come all you rounders if you want to hear

The story about a brave engineer.

Casey Jones was the rounder's name;

On a six-eight wheeler, boys, he won his fame.

Night after night in the Chi Psi fraternity house at Middlebury College, Vermont, a lank, black-haired youth used to sit at the piano, pounding out the lusty lament about the brave engineer's "farewell trip to the Promised Land." Since the piano-thumper's name was Jones, he was nicknamed "Casey." His first initials, C. S. for Charles Sherman, perpetuated the nickname from those...

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