There were two version recorded in 1927. Crockett Ward's version uses the "June Apple" melody.
All I can remember is the first verse:
Train on the island don't you hear it blow,
Go tell my darlin' I'm homesick and can't go. (Ward Version)
Does anyone have the lyrics?
I have JP Nestor's version which is the classic version. It is also found on-line in the Roots Music Litening Room.
Since two different versions emerged in the same year does it mean they were based on an earlier song?
Any ideas about the origin?