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Hudson River Steamer

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Hudson River Steamer

Hudson River Steamer

Hudson River steamboat, steamin' up and down.
New York to Albany or any river town.
Choo-choo to go ahead, choo-choo to back 'er.
Captain and the first mate, they both chew
   tobacker.

cho: Oh, choo-choo to go ahead, choo-choo to
       back 'er.
     Packet boat, towboat, and a double-stacker.
     Choo-choo to Tarrytown, Spuyten Duyvil all
       around.
     Choo-choo to go ahead, choo-choo to back
        'er.

Shad boat, pickle boat, lyin' side by side.
Fisherfolk and sailormen waitin' for the tide.
Raincloud, stormcloud over yonder hill.
Thunder on the Dunderberg _ the rumble's
   in the kill.

The Sedgwick was racin', and she lost all hope.
Used up her steam on the big calliope.
She was hoppin' right along, she was hoppin'
  quick,
All the way from Stony Point to Popalopen
   Creek.

(final chorus):

  Aww, choo-choo to go ahead, choo-choo to
      back 'er.
   Packet boat, towboat, and a double-stacker.
   New York to Albany, Rondout and Tivoli.
   Choo-choo to go ahead, choo-choo to
     back 'er.

Recorded by the Boarding Party, Folk Legacy
Note:  From singing of John and Lucy Allison. I can't tell, but
     frequently John wrote his own tunes for songs he found.RG
RG
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