Ballad of Fireman Dodge, The

DESCRIPTION: "His name was Dodge, Robert Dodge, And he was black as sin, But his heart was full of love and light." Dodge worked for a living, and loved Gospel singalongs. But he was on the Old 97 when it was wrecked. God remembers him
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1991 (Lye)
KEYWORDS: crash wreck train death derivative Black(s)
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
Sept 27, 1903 - "Old 97" goes off the track near Danville, killing engineer Joseph A. "Steve" Broady, fireman Albion G. Clapp, apprentice fireman Robert Dodge, and at least eight others
FOUND IN:
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lyle-Scalded, p. 28, "The Ballad of Fireman Dodge" (1 text)
Roud #14034
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Wreck of Old 97" [Laws G2] (subject)
File: LySc028

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