Rarden Wreck of 1893, The
DESCRIPTION: A train heads for Cincinnati, but the engineer dies at Rarden station after jumping from the train when he saw an open switch. The fireman is crushed in the wreck. Chorus: "Did he ever come back? No, he never came back. His fate was easily learned...."
EARLIEST DATE: 1993
KEYWORDS: train wreck disaster death
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Grimes, pp. 121-122, "Rarden Wreck" (1 text)
Darling-NAS, p. 215, "The Rarden Wreck of 1893" (1 text, filed with "The Wreck of the Old 97")
cf. "The Ship that Never Returned" [Laws D27] (tune & meter) and references there
cf. "The Wreck of Old 97" [Laws G2] (tune, theme)
cf. "The Train that Never Returned" (tune, theme)
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