Wreck at Maud, The (Al Bowen)

DESCRIPTION: "Christmas had come, and the morning was dark, The moon had hidden her face" when engineer Al Bowan started for work. He bids his mother goodbye. A switching error puts another train on his track; he is killed in the wreck
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1952 (McIntosh)
KEYWORDS: train wreck mother
Dec 23, 1904 - the Maud wreck (so Cohen; McIntosh says Dec. 24, 1905)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
McIntosh, pp. 14-16, "The Wreck at Maud" (3 partial texts which together constitute a fairly complete version; 1 tune)
AbrahamsRiddle, pp. 81-82, "Al Bowen" (1 text, 1 tune)
Cohen-AFS2, pp. 452-453, "The Maud Wreck" (1 text)
Cohen-LSRail, p. 272, "Maud Wreck" (notes only)

Roud #3518
File: LSRa272H

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