Track Lining

DESCRIPTION: Story-song about the work of laying track, with a musical line such as "Ain't but the one train riding this track (hah!), Run down to Macon and right straight back (hah!)." The singer may describe other members of the gang or the work itself
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1981 (Rosenbaum)
KEYWORDS: railroading work recitation
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Rosenbaum, p. 124, "Track Lining" (1 text, t tune)
Roud #16269
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Can'cha Line 'Em" (subject)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
Track Calling
File: Rose124

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