From the great Atlantic Ocean to the wide Pacific shore From the queen of flowing mountains to the Southbell by the shore She's mighty tall and handsome and known quite well by all She's a combination on the Wabash Cannonball
She came down from Birmingham one cold December day As she rolled into the station you could hear all the people say "There's a girl from Tennessee, she's long and she's tall She came down from Birmingham on the Wabash Cannonball"
Our eastern states are dandy so the people always say From New York to St. Louis and Chicago by the way From the hills of Minnesota where the rippling waters fall No changes can be taken on the Wabash Cannonball
Here's to daddy Claxton may his name forever stand And always be remembered round the courts of Alabam His earthly race is over and the curtains round him fall We'll carry home to victory on the Wabash Cannonball
Listen to the jingle the rumble and the roar As she glides along the woodland through the hills and by the shore Hear the mighty rush of the engine, hear the lonesome people call You're travelin' through the jungle on the Wabash Cannonball