When the Train Comes Along

DESCRIPTION: "I may be blind and cannot see, But I'll meet you at the station when the train comes along. "When the train comes along (x2), I'll meet you at the station when the train comes along." The singer looks forward to meeting Jesus and a happy life
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1926 (recording, Odette Jacson and Ethel Grainger)
KEYWORDS: religious train nonballad
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Cohen-LSRail, pp. 633-635, "When the Train Comes Along" (2 texts, 1 tune)
ST LSRai633 (Full)
Roud #11525
RECORDINGS:
Uncle Dave Macon, "When the Train Comes Along" (Champion 16805/Champion 45105/Decca 5373/Decca 34317, 1934)
NOTES: Cohen notes that Dave Macon significantly modified this song from the usual version recorded several times in the 1920s and 1930s. In this case, though, Macon actually made the song more full and coherent. Which perhaps tells you how short most of the other known versions are. - RBW
File: LSRai633

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