Engine, Engine, Number Nine

DESCRIPTION: "Engine, Engine, Number Nine, Going down Chicago line, If the train goes off the track, Do you want your money back? O-U-T spells OUT." Or, "Engine, engine, one the line, Wasting water all the time. How many gallons does it waste...."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1980 (Solomon, Zickey Zan)
KEYWORDS: playparty train money
FOUND IN: US(MW,So) New Zealand
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Sutton-Smith-NZ, p. 96, "(Engine, engine, on the line)" (1 text)
Roud #19220
ALTERNATE TITLES:
Chicago Line
NOTES [26 words]: This seems to be rare, but I learned it, or at least the first two lines of it, in my youth in Minnesota, presumably in the late 1960s or early 1970s. - RBW
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