“There's a Little Box of Pine on the 7:29”

Author: Jos. Ettlinger, George Brown (Billy Hill), and De Dette Lee (De Dette Lee Hill)
Earliest date: 1931 (copyright; recording by Tommy Reynolds an Wilie Robinson)
Keywords: death train mother funeral prison


"'Dear warden,' wrote a mother, 'how much longer must I wait'" until her boy is sent home. The warden is forced to answer, "There's a little box of pine on the 7:29 Bringing back a lost sheep from the fold." The mother and community mourn the dead sinner



  1. Cohen-LSRail, pp. 338-340, "There's a Little Box of Pine on the 7:29" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, LSRai338