“The Evening Train”

Author: Hank and Audrey Williams
Earliest date: 1949 (copyright)
Keywords: death mother wife train

Description

The singer hears laughter at the train depot, but he himself is crying as they put the casket in the baggage coach. He and his child mourn the death of the child's mother

Notes

Even Cohen admits that this is not a traditional song; he included it mostly as a demonstration of how old styles of song still came to be even after the hillbilly country boom was over. - RBW

References

  1. Cohen-LSRail, pp. 341-342, "The Evening Train" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, LSRai341