“Echo Canyon”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1952 (recorded by L. M. Hilton)
Keywords: pride virtue train railroading technology dancing party moniker worker
Found in: US(Ro)

Description

Describes the building of a railroad through Echo Canyon; Mormons work hard and cheerfully. In the fall they will meet their women; in the future the locomotive will gather Saints from afar, bringing them to Zion (Utah) while the wicked are swept away

Notes

This almost got the "nonballad" keyword, but there's a thin thread of narrative, albeit in the present tense. - PJS

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Recordings

References

  1. DT, ECHOCNYN*
  2. Roud #4749
  3. BI, RecEchCa