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Paddy on the railway
Pickin up stanes;
Alang cam an engine
And brak Paddy's banes.

"O!" said Paddy,
"That's no fair."
"O!" said the engineman,
"Ye shudna hae been there."

SC (1948), 121 (no. 198), from Glasgow, and very similar in
Those Dusty Bluebells (1965),7, a skipping rhyme from
Cumnock. Gullen (1950), 17 (no. 40, among countings-out),
has "by came an engine", "`Well,' said the engine-
driver, `you shouldn't be there.'" Note says "An older
user of this rhyme protests that it was the engine that
spoke"--as in Rodger, Lang Strang (1948), 11 [at the
railway/ "Weel," said the engine, "you've no business
there"]. A Dublin version: Behan Streets of Song no. 9.
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