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Thread #47950 Message #2691410
Posted By: GUEST,schlimmerkerl
31-Jul-09 - 11:54 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Damned Old Piney Mountains (C Johnson)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ya damned old piney mountains....
"Gandy dancer" comes from a brand of shovel made in Chicago. Railroad workers would chuck in the shovel and "dance" on the handle to pry up the crossties-- or do other track-laying work.