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Long Steel Rail: The Railroad in American Folksong / Edition 2
     

Long Steel Rail: The Railroad in American Folksong / Edition 2

by Norm Cohen, David Cohen
 

ISBN-10: 0252068815

ISBN-13: 9780252068812

Pub. Date: 04/28/2000

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252068812
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Series:
Music in American Life Series
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
768
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xiii
Music Editor's Preface xvii
Introduction to the Second Edition xix
"The Railway Cars Are Coming": A Brief History of the Railroads in the United States
3(18)
America's Music: Written and Recorded
21(18)
"Railroad March" to "City of New Orleans": A Sesquicentennial of Railroad Songs
39(19)
Heroes and Badmen
58(111)
"John Henry"
61(29)
"Jim Fisk"
90(7)
"Jesse James"
97(20)
"Cole Younger"
117(5)
"Railroad Bill"
122(10)
"Casey Jones"
132(26)
"Ben Dewberry's Final Run"
158(5)
"J. C. Holmes Blues"
163(3)
"The Crime of the D'Autremont Brothers"
166(3)
The Fatal Run
169(106)
"The Fatal Run"
181(2)
"The Wreck on the C & O"/"Engine 143"
183(14)
"The Wreck of the Old 97"
197(30)
"The New Market Wreck"
227(5)
"Billy Richardson's Last Ride"
232(4)
"The Wreck of the C & O Number Five"
236(4)
"The Wreck of the 1256"
240(3)
"The Freight Wreck at Altoona"/"The Wreck of the 1262"
243(4)
"The Wreck of the Royal Palm"
247(3)
"The Wreck of the Virginian Number Three"
250(4)
"The Wreck of the Number Four"
254(3)
"The True and Trembling Brakeman"
257(4)
"The Little Red Caboose behind the Train (I)"
261(3)
"The Wreck of the C & O Sportsman"
264(3)
"The Wreck of Number Nine"
267(8)
Asleep at the Switch
275(21)
"Asleep at the Switch"
276(6)
"Bill Mason"
282(6)
"Papa's Billy Goat"/"Rosenthal's Goat"
288(8)
He's Coming to Us Dead
296(47)
"He's Coming to Us Dead"
300(4)
"In the Baggage Coach Ahead"
304(12)
"Going for a Pardon"/"The Eastbound Train"
316(5)
"Please, Mr. Conductor"/"The Lightning Express"
321(5)
"The Red and Green Signal Lights"/"The Engineer's Child"
326(6)
"Jim Blake's Message"
332(6)
"There's a Little Box of Pine on the 7:29"
338(3)
"The Evening Train"
341(2)
In a Boxcar around the World
343(57)
"Because He Was Only a Tramp"
347(4)
"The Poor Tramp Has to Live"
351(4)
"Waiting for a Train"/"Wild and Reckless Hobo"
355(12)
"The Dying Hobo"
367(6)
"The Wabash Cannonball"
373(9)
"The Little Red Caboose behind the Train (II)"
382(3)
"Milwaukee Blues"
385(5)
"The Railroad Boomer"
390(3)
"Hobo Bill's Last Ride"
393(4)
"In a Boxcar around the World"
397(3)
I've Got the Railroad Blues
400(59)
"KC Railroad"/"KC Moan"
406(7)
"Cannonball Blues"/"Whitehouse Blues"
413(13)
"The Train That Carried My Girl from Town"
426(5)
"That Lonesome Train Took My Baby Away"
431(4)
"Special Agent"/"Railroad Police Blues"
435(2)
"How Long, How Long Blues"
437(4)
"The Southern Blues"
441(3)
"I Hate That Train Called the M & O"
444(2)
"Freight Train Blues (I)"
446(4)
"Railroad Blues (I)"
450(2)
"Train Whistle Blues"
452(4)
"Railroad Blues (II)"
456(3)
A Railroader for Me
459(71)
"A Railroader for Me"
461(5)
"New River Train"
466(6)
"The Rock Island Line"
472(6)
"The Midnight Special"
478(7)
"On the Dummy Line"
485(6)
"The Longest Train"/"In the Pines"
491(12)
"Reuben's Train"/"Train 45"/"900 Miles"
503(16)
"Blow Yo' Whistle, Freight Train"
519(2)
"Freight Train"
521(3)
"Freight Train Blues (II)"
524(4)
"Railroading on the Great Divide"
528(2)
Working on the Railroad
530(66)
"I've Been Working on the Railroad"
537(6)
"Jerry, Go Ile That Car"
543(4)
"Paddy Works on the Railway"
547(6)
"Drill, Ye Tarriers, Drill"
553(7)
"Way Out in Idaho"
560(7)
"The Night Express"
567(4)
"Nine Pound Hammer"
571(12)
"The Little Red Caboose behind the Train (III)"
583(8)
"The Virginian Strike of '23"
591(5)
Life's Railway to Heaven
596(49)
"I'm Going Home to Die No More"/"The Railway Spiritualized"
605(6)
"Life's Railway to Heaven"
611(8)
"The Gospel Train Is Coming"/"Get on Board"
619(6)
"Little Black Train"
625(4)
"This Train"/"Same Train"
629(4)
"When the Train Comes Along"
633(3)
"The Gospel Cannonball"
636(2)
"The Hell-Bound Train"
638(7)
Appendix I: Worksongs and Instrumentals 645(7)
Appendix II: Recommended Albums of Railroad Songs 652(7)
Bibliography 659(32)
Index 691

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