Echo Canyon

DESCRIPTION: Describes the building of a railroad through Echo Canyon; Mormons work hard and cheerfully. In the fall they will meet their women; in the future the locomotive will gather Saints from afar, bringing them to Zion (Utah) while the wicked are swept away
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1947 (Hubbard-BalladsAndSongsFromUtah)
KEYWORDS: pride virtue train railroading technology dancing party moniker worker
1868 - Brigham Young contracts with Union Pacific to furnish Mormon labor for the building of the transcontinental railroad
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Hubbard-BalladsAndSongsFromUtah, #244, "Up Echo Canyon" (1 text plus a fragment)
Cohen-AmericanFolkSongsARegionalEncyclopedia2, p. 599, "Echo Canyon (Mormon Railroad Song)" (1 text)

Roud #4749
L. M. Hilton, "Echo Canyon Song" (on Hilton01)
NOTES [19 words]: This almost got the "nonballad" keyword, but there's a thin thread of narrative, albeit in the present tense. - PJS
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