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Men at Work
H. No. 1634. Blaine Stubblefield, Washing-ton, D.C., 193S.
It is fitting that the man who made this song and the man who composed "Sam Bass" should have used the same tune. For another similar ballad, see "The State of Arkansas," Cowboy Songs and Other Frontier Ballads, pp. 283-285 (1938 revised and enlarged edition).
1 Come all you jolly railroad men, and Pll sing you if I can Of the trials and tribulations of a godless railroad man Who started out from Denver his fortune to make grow, And struck the Oregon Short Line way out in Idaho.
Way out in Idaho, way out in Idaho,
A-workinJ on the narrow-gauge, way out in Idaho.
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