Zack, the Mormon Engineer

DESCRIPTION: Zack, the Mormon engineer, has a wife in every town along the D&RG, and so refuses to change lines.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1951 (recording, L. M. Hilton; published 1952)
KEYWORDS: marriage railroading humorous train
FOUND IN: US(Ro)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Botkin-RailFolklr, p. 444, "Zack, the Mormon Engineer" (1 text, 1 tune)
Cohen-AFS2, p. 604, "Bishop Zack, the Mormon Engineer" (1 text)
DT, ZACKMORM*
ADDITIONAL: Tristram P. Coffin and Hennig Cohen, _Folklore in America: Tales, Songs, Superstitions, Proverbs, Riddles, Games, Folk Drama and Folk Festivals_, Doubleday, 1966, p. 88, "Bishop Zack" (1 text)

Roud #4761
RECORDINGS:
L. M. Hilton, "Zack, The Mormon Engineer" (on Hilton01, ClassRR)
Art Thieme, "Zack, The Mormon Engineer" (on Thieme03)

NOTES: Said to be based, loosely, on the life of one Zack Black who worked on the Denver and Rio Grande railroad. The tune is loosely based on "Oh, Susanna." - RBW
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File: BRaF444

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