Theres A Line

From the album "The Key to a Happy Life - Disc 1"

There's a line, there's a line, there's an old Chicago Line.
Rolling out of the city of New Orleans
Where the jazz bands they did play, and gospel choirs did pray,
Oh Lordy moma take my blues away.

CHORUS
Oh Lordy moma take my blues away.
On that good old Rock Island Line.

Old Leadbelly sang this song till Lonnie Donegan came along,
And sold a million records so they say.
In those early post-war days when everything was so grey,
He started up a brand new skiffle craze.

With an old washboard and tea chest bass,
A cheap guitar and a baby face,
Anybody could be in the band.
In the coffee bars and pubs - the church halls and youth clubs,
That's how British rock and roll was born.

Oh the Rock Island Line is a mighty good road,
The Rock Island Line is the road to ride.
The Rock Island Line is a mighty good road,
Well if you wanna ride it gotta ride it like you find it,
Get your ticket at the station for the Rock Island Line.

Old Leadbelly sang this song, left us here for to carry on.
Though who could ever walk in his shoes?
They say he killed a man, and on a Mississippi chain gang.
Can't ever say he never paid his dues.