"The Wabash Cannonball" is an American folk song about a fictional train, thought to have originated in the late nineteenth century. Its first documented appearance was on sheet music published in 1882, titled "The Great Rock Island Route" and credited to J. A. Roff.
A rewritten version by William Kindt appeared in 1904 under the title "Wabash Cannon Ball".
Many versions have since been sung by Woodie Guthrie, Bing Crosby, Johnny Cash and many othes.