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Thread #20196   Message #298090
Posted By: Robby
15-Sep-00 - 02:46 PM
Thread Name: Train Songs
Subject: RE: BS: Train Songs
Back in Scranton, PA, where I was bred and buttered, as my Grandmother used to say, there once was a railroad known as the DL&W. It's official name was the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western, but was better known to the locals as the Delay, Linger & Wait.

Anyway, I can remember my father and grandfather used to sing a song about it, but all I can remember now is the Chorus:

Where do you work-a John? On the Delaware Lackawan. What do you do-a John? I push and I push and I push. What do you push-a John? I push the cars around. Where do you work-a John? On the Delaware Lackawan, -awan, -awan, -awan, On the Delaware Lackawan.

If anyone knows the verses, I'd sure like to get them.