Gambler (II), The
DESCRIPTION: "Good morning, Mister Railroad Man, What time do your trains roll by? At nine-sixteen and two-forty-four And twenty-five minutes till five." The gambler watches trains, wanders, and thinks about the woman who left him.
EARLIEST DATE: 1953
KEYWORDS: train gambling hobo separation
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Botkin-RailFolklr, p. 459, "The Gambler" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber-FSWB, p. 62, "The Gambler" (1 text)
Dixon Brothers, "Rambling Gambler" (Bluebird 6809, 1937; on TimesAint04)
Good Morning Mister Railroadman
NOTES [31 words]: I place the Dixon Brothers' recording here rather than in "Roving Gambler" mostly because of the tune; verses float freely between the two songs, so distinguishing them is difficult. - PJS
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