Streamline Cannonball

It’s a long steel rail and a short cross tie
I’m on my way back home
I’m on that train the king of them all
That streamline cannonball

   She moves along like a cannonball
   Like a star in it’s heavenly flight
   The lonesome sound of the whistle you love
   As she travels through the night

I can see a smile on the engineer’s face
And although he’s old and gray
A contented heart the waits for his call
On the streamline cannonball

The headlight beams out in the night
And the firebox flash you can see
I ride the blinds it’s the life that I love
Lord it’s home sweet home to me