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Long steel rail : the railroad in American folksong / Norm Cohen ; music edited by David Cohen.


Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [1981] .
ISBN 0252003438, 9780252003431

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Subjects Chansons folkloriques anglaises -- États-Unis -- Histoire et critique.
Chemins de fer -- Chants et musique -- Histoire et critique.
Chemins de fer -- Chants et musique.
Folk music -- United States -- History and criticism.
Folk music.
Folk songs, English -- United States -- History and criticism.
Folk songs, English.
Musique folklorique -- États-Unis -- Histoire et critique.
Railroads -- Songs and music -- History and criticism.
Railroads -- Songs and music.
Railroads.
United States.
Series Music in American life.
Description xx, 710 pages : illustrations, portraits, music, facsimiles ; 27 cm.
Copyright Date [1981]
©1981
Notes Includes melodies with chord symbols and index.
Discography: pages 652-658.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 659-689).
Contents A railroader for me -- New river train -- The rock island line -- The midnight special -- On the dummy line -- The longest train -- In the pines -- Reuben's train -- Train 45 -- 900 miles -- Blow yo' whistle, freight train -- Freight train -- Freight train blues -- Railroading on the great divide -- I've been working on the railroad -- Jerry, go ile that car -- Paddy works on the railway -- Drill, ye tarriers, drill -- Way out in Idaho -- The night express -- Nine pound hammer -- The little red caboose behind the train III -- The Virginian strike -- I'm going home to die no more -- The railway spiritualized -- Life's railway to heaven -- The gospel train is coming -- Get on board -- Little black train -- This train -- Same train -- When the train comes along -- The Gospel Cannonball -- The Hell bound train .
The railway cars are coming -- Railroad march -- City of New Orleans -- John Henry -- Jim Fisk -- Jesse James -- Cole Younger -- Railroad Bill -- Casey Jones -- Ben Dewberry's final run -- J.C. Holmes blues -The crime of the D'Autremont brothers -- The fatal run -- The wreck on the C&O -- Engine 143 -- The wreck of the old 97 -- The New Market wreck -- Billy Richardson's last ride -- The wreck of the C&O number five -- The wreck of the 1256 -- The freight wreck at Altoona -- The wreck of the 1262 -- The wreck of the Royal Palm -- The wreck of the Virginian number three -- The wreck of number four -- The true and trembling brakeman -- The little red caboose behind the train -- The wreck of the C and O Sportsman -- The wreck of number nine -- Asleep at the switch -- Bill Mason -- Papa's Billy goat -- Rosenthal' goat -- He's coming to us dead -- In the baggage coach ahead -- Going for a pardon -- The eastbound train -- Please, Mr Conductor -- The Lightning Express -- The red and green signal lights -- The engineer's child -- Jim Blake's message -- There's a little box of pine on the 7:29 -- The evening train -- Because he was only a tramp -- The poor tramp has to live -- Waiting for a train -- Wild and reckless hobo -- The dying hobo -- The Wabash cannonball -- The little red caboose behind the train II -- Milwaukee blues -- The railroad boomer -- Hobo Bill's last ride -- In a boxcar around the world -- KC Railroad -- KC moan -- Cannonball blues -- Whitehouse blues -- The train that carried my girl from town -- That lonesome train took my baby away -- Special agent -- Railroad police blues -- How long, how long blues -- The southern blues -- I hate that train called the M and O -- Freight train blues -- Railroad blues -- Train whistle blues .
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Music.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)6277736
(OCoLC)ocm06277736
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Cohen, Norm, 1936-
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