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Thread #19483   Message #198395
Posted By: Dale Rose
20-Mar-00 - 09:59 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Child of the Railroad Engineer
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Engineer's prayer
This song goes by several names, mostly The Engineer's Child and The Red And Green Signal Lights, I think. It's proper name, though is Just Set A Light, words by Henry V. Neal, music by Gussie L. Davis, copyright 1896. This link should take you to the sheet music to JUST SET A LIGHT at The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music. When you get there, you will find a link to the next page at the bottom of the page.

I thought we had a discussion of this song earlier, but I could not find it without our Super Search. I KNOW we have talked about Gussie L. Davis, though, one of the foremost black composers of the period.