Down at the Station
DESCRIPTION: "Down at the station, early in the morning, See the little pufferbellies all in a row. See the stationmaster pull the little handle. Puff, puff, toot, toot, off we go!"
EARLIEST DATE: 1976
KEYWORDS: train nonballad
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Pankake-PHCFSB, p. 198, "Down at the Station" (1 text)
NOTES: Amazing what you learn to think of as a folk song once you start compiling a ballad index! This is one of perhaps only two songs from my mother's tradition (the other being "White Coral Bells"). I had not thought of it as a folk song (in fact, for decades I hadn't thought of it at all) till it showed up in Pankake. - RBW
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