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Thread #80440 Message #1668534
Posted By: Charley Noble
14-Feb-06 - 05:17 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Jerry Go and Oil That Car
Subject: RE: Origins: Jerry Go and Oil That Car
Damn! I hate it when I loss track of a recording but I finally found the one I'd been looking for in the jungle that we used to call the living room. It's an old 10" Folkways Records entitled AMERICAN WORK SONGS (FP 27) and for further confusin the song is titled "Roundhouse Song"; it is sung by "Mac" McClintock and he does a great job. Other singers on this sampler recording are Bill Bonyun, Sam Eskin, Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Cisco Houston and Leadbelly.
There is a lyrics booklet included with the record but what Mac is singing is not very accurately transcribed: instead of "tar" it's "rum" and "Tom put the handcar on the track" instead of "Come put the handcar on the track."
But what a great recording!