He bust loose from a travellin' jail on de train comin' from Chicago.
Pass on de train de very nex' wick, was lef' Rivière du Loup.
De train is all made up an' de ingine is a steamin', an' de b'ilers is full.
When dey got to de train to go home, Miss Calline kissed me good-bye and de yankee didn't know what to say.
An' de train rocks so, laik a cradle, dat I done most upsot ebery time.
I helped dem get a bloon down from a tree, load it on de wagon and took it to de train.
De train go 'long w'en dey git de log shov' off, an' de conductaire, he com' long an' seen me sit dere.
De train she gon' ver' fas' an' by-m-by she com' to de breege, an' Birch Lak' is wan half mile.
Bright and early next mornin' I went down to de depot to see de most of my folks go off on de train to Atlanta on a picnic.
Den 'spose I meet Missy at de train an' slip de papah in her han'.