Mudcat Café message #64191 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #2103   Message #64191
Posted By: Barbara
19-Mar-99 - 01:06 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: Going Home / Goin' Home (Dvorak)
Subject: RE:
Rita, there is a song called "Way Down the Road" about leaving the south and working in the car factories in the north, Howard Bursten and Sally Rogers, is that right? Had it on a cassette(that I once owned),and the melody line sounds a lot like Dvorak, but I don't think the song I've heard predates the New World Symphony. When was it written?
Blow the whistle up to the pines
Down across the border to the Hinchfield line (?)
Blow for a better time
Way down the road...

Has the "Way down the road" part as second and fourth lines in the verses as well. Something about going north in '41...

Sorry, that's all that floats to the surface with a judicious application of dynamite...

Blessings,
Barbara