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Thread #97815   Message #1964821
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
12-Feb-07 - 10:25 AM
Thread Name: Origins: copyright of kidsong 'LittleRed Caboose'
Subject: RE: Origins: copyright of kidsong 'LittleRed Caboose'
About the smokestack on its back - a caboose was a little house for the crew to live in as the train made its way cross country. It had beds and a stove. The smokestack (a small one) would have been for the stove.

Sometimes I dream of setting up a ring of cabooses in the woods, connecting the plumbing, and hiding out with all my friends, each family to its own caboose. We would bring our instruments, of course.

(Sorry I can't help with the origin of the song.)