The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #50569   Message #1786166
Posted By: Peace
18-Jul-06 - 03:35 AM
Thread Name: Lyr/Chords Add: Blue Water Line (Graf & Seligson)
Subject: RE: Blue Water Line
Interesting little snippet here:

"1. About a boy orator

I first heard of Bryan when I was maybe six, and my mother played a record of "Blue Water Line," a folk song urging the cooperative takeover of a failing railroad:

If you can't afford a quarter then you ought to give a dime
If everybody gave then we could save the Blue Water Line
Just twenty thousand quarters and forty thousand dimes
And we'll ride again to glory on that old Blue Water Line
We'll have William Jennings Bryan stokin' coal on number nine
So dig inside your pockets for the old Blue Water Line"

That is from

It is from a review of:

Michael Kazin, A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. xxii+376 pp., illustrations, notes, and index. USD 30.00, cloth.