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PADDY ON THE RAILWAY

Paddy on the railway
Pickin up stanes;
Alang cam an engine
And brak Paddy's banes.

"O!" said Paddy,
"That's no fair."
"O!" said the engineman,
"Ye shudna hae been there."
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SC (1948), 121 (no. 198), from Glasgow, and very similar in
Those Dusty Bluebells (1965),7, a skipping rhyme from
Cumnock. Gullen (1950), 17 (no. 40, among countings-out),
has "by came an engine", "`Well,' said the engine-
driver, `you shouldn't be there.'" Note says "An older
user of this rhyme protests that it was the engine that
spoke"--as in Rodger, Lang Strang (1948), 11 [at the
railway/ "Weel," said the engine, "you've no business
there"]. A Dublin version: Behan Streets of Song no. 9.
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