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Origins: railroad song

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THE CHILD OF THE RAILROAD ENGINEER


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GUEST,Sue A. 28 Aug 14 - 05:52 PM
Joe Offer 28 Aug 14 - 05:56 PM
Jeri 28 Aug 14 - 06:00 PM
Joe Offer 28 Aug 14 - 06:01 PM
Jeri 28 Aug 14 - 06:02 PM
Joe Offer 28 Aug 14 - 06:24 PM
GUEST,Sue A 28 Aug 14 - 06:51 PM
GUEST,Gerry 28 Aug 14 - 07:15 PM
Joe Offer 28 Aug 14 - 08:39 PM
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Subject: Origins: railroad song
From: GUEST,Sue A.
Date: 28 Aug 14 - 05:52 PM

Does anyone know a railroad song about a engineer forced to go to work while his child is dying, asking that a green signal be shown if the child is alive and red if she is dead-these words are in the chorus- -I have heard this song some years ago-maybe bluegrass? Thanks


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Subject: RE: Origins: railroad song
From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 Aug 14 - 05:56 PM

I can almost hear this song in my mind, but the title won't come to me. Keep watching this thread, Sue. An answer will come soon, from a greater mind than mine...


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Subject: RE: Origins: railroad song
From: Jeri
Date: 28 Aug 14 - 06:00 PM

Joe, this should blow a whistle for you.

Sue, look here: Thread on the Signal Light


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Subject: RE: Origins: railroad song
From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 Aug 14 - 06:01 PM

Well, my memory's shot...
and I don't know much about railroad engines, but I'm pretty good with a search engine. All I could remember from the song was "if our baby is dead, then show the red..." So I searched for "show the red" and came up with this (click).

I didn't just fall off the turnip truck, ya know....

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Origins: railroad song
From: Jeri
Date: 28 Aug 14 - 06:02 PM

And in the DT: here


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Subject: RE: Origins: railroad song
From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 Aug 14 - 06:24 PM

Hey, THAT rings a bell, Jeri!!! ;-)


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Subject: RE: Origins: railroad song
From: GUEST,Sue A
Date: 28 Aug 14 - 06:51 PM

WOW- what a response-I've been looking through all my music, books,cds,records, all week!! Who recorded the latest version? -I know I had it on cd- thanks again.


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Subject: RE: Origins: railroad song
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 28 Aug 14 - 07:15 PM

Anne Hills and Cindy Mangsen, Never Grow Old. They call it, Light of Red and Green.


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Subject: RE: Origins: railroad song
From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 Aug 14 - 08:39 PM

That's why the song was so familiar to me, Gerry. That Hills/Mangsen album is one of my favorites.


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