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Thread #97815   Message #1928922
Posted By: Joe Offer
07-Jan-07 - 02:22 AM
Thread Name: Origins: copyright of kidsong 'LittleRed Caboose'
Subject: RE: Origins: copyrights of song 'LittleRed Caboose'
Hi, Kerry - this song has NO connection to most of the other "Little Red Caboose Behind the Train" songs listed in the crosslinks above - but yours is the one I grew up with in 1950's Detroit. The way I sang it wasWhy the caboose chugged and why it had a smokestack in back, I may never know. Wait - there is some information in this thread (click). I see that Dave Oesterreich sang it when he was a kid, so it must be really old.
"Our" version is not listed in Norm Cohen's Long Steel Rail, the Bible of railroad songs, but I think we can come up with some pretty good information over the next few days.