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/. No. 2654. Henry Truvillion, Newton, Texas, 1939. See Od.2, p. 262; L0.2, pp. 14-175 Whi, p. 2635 also Hu, pp. 316 fL
Track Lining Holler
"When steel gets tight with the sun shinin? right warm on it> the track buck and it looks just something like an old slavery-time fence rowy in and out. Welly this day the sun was shining the track was buckin\ and I was walkin} an* talking The fassenger trainys due nowy and I got to git out down there and line that track uf straight. It's just like a knittiny needle before the fassenger train gets there. I holler and call six of my best men by name. Chances are Pll call Hank Stevens, Sonny Watkiny Sam Justis, Jim Williamsy to get their linin} bars and go down there. I have to tell }em where to get itP
Foreman Go get the third johnny head and touch it north, So the track runnin' east and west 3 Touch it north!
Singing Leader All right now, boys, Let me tell you 'bout Sis Joe this time.

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