Brakeman on the Train

DESCRIPTION: (O')Shaughnessy takes a job as brakeman. He doesn't know the signal to stop the train. The train is derailed though no one is killed. They tell him to throw a switch; the train goes in the ditch. He gets the blame. And it's a hard, cold, dirty job.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1922 (Dean)
KEYWORDS: railroading ordeal wreck train wreck
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf) US(MW,So)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Leach-Labrador 99, "Brakeman on the Train" (1 text, 1 tune)
Randolph 510, "Twisting on the Train" (1 text)
Dean, pp. 16-17, "O'Shaughanesey" (1 text)

ST LLab099 (Partial)
Roud #8587
RECORDINGS:
Nobel B. Brown, "Oh, I'm a Jolly Irishman Winding on the Train" (AFS 8473 A2, 1946; on LC61)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
O'Shaughnessy
NOTES: I assume this is the same person as the "Noble B. Brown" featured on other LC recordings. Again, I have no idea which spelling is correct. - PJS
File: LLab099

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