“Casey Jones”


This sheet music is for the song “Casey Jones: The Brave Engineer.” The lyrics were written by T. Lawrence Seibert and Eddie Newton composed the music. The song was published by A. Cox and Co. of Toronto, Canada in 1909. The cover features an image of a locomotive coming towards the reader, with photos of Seibert and Newton in the train engine’s windows. The song, also known as the Ballad of Casey Jones, was written to commemorate engineer Jones giving up his life to slow down his train enough to prevent a more disastrous crash with a train that was stopped on the tracks.

Publishing Date: 1909

Lyricist: Seibert, T. LawrenceComposer: Newton, EddiePublisher: A. Cox and Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Canada: Ontarian, Toronto

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Credit Line: Gift of Janice Plowman

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1982.0736.08Accession Number: 1982.0736Catalog Number: 1982.0736.08

Object Name: sheet music

Physical Description: paper (overall material)ink (overall material)Measurements: overall: 12 3/4 in x 9 3/4 in; 32.385 cm x 24.765 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-eaf8-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_668526

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