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A treasury of railroad folklore : the stories, tall tales, traditions, ballads and songs of the American railroad man

Author: Benjamin Albert Botkin; Alvin F Harlow
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Crown Publishers, ©1953.
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Music
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Botkin, Benjamin Albert, 1901-1975.
Treasury of railroad folklore.
New York, Crown Publishers [1953]
(OCoLC)577545353
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Albert Botkin; Alvin F Harlow
OCLC Number: 492629
Notes: Includes melodies with musical notation and lyrics.
Description: xiv, 530 pages : illustrations, music ; 22 cm
Contents: Part one: Iron horses and iron men: All in day's work --
Headlines and heroes --
Part two: Apprentice years: Operation by trial and error --
Iron horse goes to war --
Advancing frontier --
Grand strategy --
Part three: Vanishing types: Boomer and home guard --
Banditti of the rails --
Rail stiffs --
Cracker-barrel railroads --
Part four: Main line and sidetrack: Tools and tricks of trade --
It did happen here --
Told in roundhouse --
passenger is always right --
Blues, ballads, and work songs --
Negro gang work songs --
Brave engineers --
Hobo songs --
Part five: Blues, ballads and love songs --
Railroadiana.
Responsibility: edited by B.A. Botkin and Alvin F. Harlow.

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