Six-Bit Express, De
DESCRIPTION: "Oh, the six bit 'spressmen sing this song, doo dah, oh, doo dah day. Oh, the six bit 'spress is a hundred miles long." They will run the train all night and day "In a dirty lousy dugout on a bed made of hay." The singer does well at craps.
EARLIEST DATE: 1929 (Niles/Moore)
KEYWORDS: train war soldier gambling
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Niles/Moore, pp. 212-214, "De Six-Bit Express" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "Camptown Races" (tune) and references there
Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List
Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography
The Ballad Index Copyright 2017 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.