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Thread #114362 Message #2440330
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
14-Sep-08 - 05:45 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Work Gang Songs
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Work Gang Songs
A gandy dancer is a track laborer or section hand in railroad parlance. First applied to those who tamped down the earth between the rails or elsewhere (1918). Later applied to pick-and-shovel and other labor.