“Railroad Daddy Blues”

Author: Harve Burton?
Earliest date: 1939 (Thomas)
Keywords: train separation reunion
Found in: US(Ap)


"Every time I hear a freight train comin', Oh, I listen to the engine sob and moan. Lawd, Lawd, I've got them railroad daddy blues." The singer descries railroad life, wishes her daddy would come back, and rejoices when "my railroad daddy's home at last."


  1. Thomas-Makin', p. 259, "Railroad Daddy Blues" (1 text)
  2. BI, ThBa259