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JERRY, GO ILE THAT CAR
C OME all ye railroad section men an' listen to my song, It is of Larry O'Sullivan who now is dead and gone. For twinty years a section boss, he niver hired a
tar Oh, it's " j'int ahead and cinter back, An' Jerry, go ile that car! "
For twinty years a section boss, he niver hired a tar, But it's " j'int ahead an cinter back, An' Jerry, go ile that car-r-r! "
For twinty years a section boss, he worked upon the
track, And be it to his cred-i-it he niver had a wrack. For he kept every j'int right up to the p'int wid the
tap of the tampin-bar-r-r; And while the byes was a-swimmin' up the ties, It's " Jerry, wud yez ile that car-r-r! "
God rest ye, Larry O'Sullivan, to me ye were kind
and good; Ye always made the section men go out and chop me
wood; An' fetch me wather from the well an' chop me
kindlin' fine;
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