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Thread #165589 Message #3973716
Posted By: Jack Campin
27-Jan-19 - 12:27 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: White lightnin' - what is it?
Subject: RE: Folklore: White lightnin' - what is it?
In the UK a jumper is (inter alia) someone who commits suicide by jumping in front of a train, usually on the London Underground.
There is a really fine and gloomy song about that - a woman on her way to a dismal dead-end job gets her train held up by a suicide, arrives late, gets fired and as a result jumps under one herself in the last verse. Anybody know the one I mean?