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Thread #100659   Message #2491179
Posted By: oldhippie
11-Nov-08 - 06:06 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Boston Burglar
Subject: RE: Origins: Boston Burglar
Re: the Eastbound train - there is a version with the words "They put me on the passenger one cold, cold winter day" which takes away the eastbound to Charlestown question.

I also have an ending that follows the verses:

"O people, you in freedom, pray keep so if you can,
Remember that it's evil to break the laws of man;
For sad it is to find yourself in such a fix as me,
A-facing twenty-three years in penitentiary."