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Echo Canyon At the head of Echo Canyon there's a railroad begun And the Mormons are cutting and grading like fun They say they'll stick to it until it's complete For friends and relations they're longing to meet Hurray, hurrah, the railroad's begun Three cheers for our contractor, his name's Brigham Young Hurray, hurrah, we're light-hearted and gay The right kind of boys to build the railway Now, there's Mr. Reed, he's a gentleman too He knows very well what the Mormons can do He knows in our work we are steadfast and true And if Mormon boys starts it, it's bound to go through The boys in our camp are light-hearted and gay We work on the railroad ten hours a day We're thinking of fine times we'll have in the fall When we'll be with our sweethearts and go to the ball Our camp is united, we all labor hard And if we are faithful we'll gain our reward Our leader is wise and a great leader too And all things that he tells us we are right proud to do We surely must live in a very fast age We've traveled by ox-cart and then took the stage But when such conveyance is all done away We'll travel in steam-cars upon the railway The great locomotive next season will come To gather the Saints from their far-distant home And bring them to Utah in peace here to stay While the judgments of God sweep the wicked away JN apr96
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