California Stage Company, The

DESCRIPTION: "They started as a thieving line." The shortcomings of the California Stage Company are described. Passengers are crowded into dirty, smoky cars; passengers must often help push or walk. The singer urges listeners to rise up against the Company.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1858 (Put's Golden Songster)
LONG DESCRIPTION: The shortcomings of the California Stage Company are described. Passengers are crowded into dirty, smoky cars; women must sit in tobacco spit while men talk politics and swear; it's dusty, and passengers must often help push or walk. The singer urges listeners to rise up against the Company. Cho: "They started as a thieving line In eighteen-hundred-and-forty-nine All opposition they defy So the people must root hog or die"
KEYWORDS: travel technology ordeal nonballad
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
1849 - Beginning of California gold rush
FOUND IN: US(SW)
Roud #8060
RECORDINGS:
Logan English, "The California Stage Company" (on LEnglish02
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Dandy Jim of Caroline" (tune)
NOTES: Again, we need the keyword "bitching," plus, perhaps, "squalor." - PJS
File: RcCaStCo

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