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cetmst Lyr: Daddy's on the Engine/My Dad's the Engineer (14) RE: ADD: Daddy's on the Engine/My Dad's the Engineer 14 Sep 07


An early LP in my collection is Songs of the Railroad, Merrill Jay Singers, Cabot Records CAB 503, not dated but about 1960. It was also issued by Colpix Records CP422, dated 1961. My copy is inaccessible at the moment but the song was sung by a child and the words are different in that the danger was a shaky trestle weakened by a storm. I also have words and music copied from a book of railroad songs, same chorus but the burning forest lyrics that Peace posted, words by Charles Graham and music by Charles Graham and Robert Cotterill. I also have a vague recollection of a song about someone escaping the Hibbing, Minnesota fire.
The Merrill Jay record also contains the following songs:
Paddy Works on the Erie
Wreck of the Old 97
Work Medley
Big Rock Candy Mountain
Where Do You Work-a John?
Daddy's on the Engine
Casey Jones
Drill Ye Tarriers, Drill
Railroader's Bride I'll Be
Lonesome Whistle
John Henry
Wabash Cannonball
Hallelujah, I'm a Bum
Take This Hammer
Lulu
I've Been Working on the Railroad


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