Henry K. Sawyer [Laws G5]

DESCRIPTION: Henry K. Sawyer is fatally burned when he is trapped under a derailed train. He is taken from the wreck, but all he can do is bid farewell to his wife before he dies
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1939 (Flanders/Ballard/Brown/Barry-NewGreenMountainSongster)
KEYWORDS: train wreck farewell death
June 8, 1848 - Henry Sawyer, superintendent of repairs for the Bangor and Oldtown Railroad, is fatally injured when his train derails
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Laws G5, "Henry K. Sawyer"
Flanders/Ballard/Brown/Barry-NewGreenMountainSongster, pp. 58-60, "Henry K. Sawyer" (1 text, 1 tune)
Cohen-AmericanFolkSongsARegionalEncyclopedia1, pp. 6-7, "Henry K. Sawyer" (1 text)
Cohen-LongSteelRail, p. 272, "Henry K. Sawyer" (notes only)

Roud #3249
NOTES [19 words]: Flanders/Ballard/Brown/Barry-NewGreenMountainSongster declares this "the second oldest song of railroad life." - RBW
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