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American Ballads and Folk Songs
All I hate 'bout limn' track,
Dese oP bars 'bout to break my back.
Jes' lemme tell you what de cap'n done, Looked at his watch an' he looked at de sun.
Chorus:
' Ho, boys, you cain' quit, Ho, boys, it ain5 time, Ho, ho, you cain3 quit, Sun am' gone down yit.
TIE-TAMPING CHANT
Rochelle Harris, after a shovel had been found for him, stood be­fore the microphone, tapped the cement floor, and sang, just as if he were out on some railroad line, under the hot sun, packing in gravel around a tie. The accents in the music and text represent the blows of the tamper or the shoveL