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American Ballads and Folk Songs
Little more steam an5 a little more coal,
Put your head out the window and see the drivers roll,
OP John Brown, his back's most broke,
But he must shovel coal to make the engine smoke.
CHARLEY SNYDER
A ballad sung by the Negroes along the Ohio River.
Charley Snyder was a good engineer,
He told his firemen he had nothing to fear,
All he needed was water and coal,
Put your head out the window, see the drivers roll,
See the drivers roll,
See the drivers roll, Put your head out the window, see the drivers roll.
On Sunday morning it began to rain,
When around the bend came a passenger train,
Oin the bumpers was-a hobo John,
He's a good old hobo, but he's dead and gone,
He's dead and gone,
He's dead and gone, He's a good old hobo, but he's dead and gone.
Jay Gould's daughter said before she died, "Father, fix the 'blinds' so the bums can't ride, If ride they must, let them ride the rod, Let them put their trust in the hands of God,
In the hands of God,
In the hands of God, Let them put their trust in the hands of God."
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