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American Ballads and Folk Songs
All I hate 'bout limn' track,
Dese oP bars 'bout to break my back.
Jes' lemme tell you what de cap'n done, Looked at his watch an' he looked at de sun.
' Ho, boys, you cain' quit, Ho, boys, it ain5 time, Ho, ho, you cain3 quit, Sun am' gone down yit.
Rochelle Harris, after a shovel had been found for him, stood beĀ­fore the microphone, tapped the cement floor, and sang, just as if he were out on some railroad line, under the hot sun, packing in gravel around a tie. The accents in the music and text represent the blows of the tamper or the shoveL