Blow Yo' Whistle, Freight Train

DESCRIPTION: "Blow yo' whistle, freight train, take me down the line...." "That old freight train movin' along to Nashville, Holds a charm that is a charm for me, Makes me think of good old boomer days gone by." The singer wants to ramble but cannot
AUTHOR: probably the Delmore Brothers
EARLIEST DATE: 1935 (recording, Delmore Brothers)
KEYWORDS: train nonballad
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REFERENCES (1 citation):
Cohen-LSRail, pp. 519-520, "Blow Yo' Whistle, Freight Train" (1 text, 1 tune)
RECORDINGS:
The Delmore Brothers, "Blow Yo' Whistle, Freight Train" (Bluebird 5925, 1935)
NOTES: This song feels like it "ought to" have another verse, probably in which the singer explains that he can't leave his family/home/something, which makes me wonder if there isn't something which predates the Delmore Brothers recording. But Cohen mentions no such thing, and I have never met such a song. - RBW
File: LSRai519

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