[To Work Upon the Railroad]



In eighteen hundred and sixty four, I landed on Columbia's shore,
Bad luck to the ship that brought me o’er, to work upon the railroad.

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Collector: 
Gordon, Robert Winslow, 1888-1961
Location Recorded: 
Canton, St. Lawrence County , NY
Date Recorded: 
September, 1924
Track Duration (h:m:s): 
0:19
Original Medium: 
wax cylinder
Repository: 
American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Call Number/Physical Location: 
AFS 19010A: G53 Misc 085
Notes: 

The only song Gordon recorded from Dean that is not printed in Dean's songster "The Flying Cloud"

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MFC Reference Number: 
MCD_A011