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Little Red Caboose Behind the Train (Paul Warmack and his Gully Jumpers) I am growing old and weary And my sight is getting dim I have laid my links and pins away to rust And the only friend that's left to me In this wide world to stand Is the Little Red Caboose Behind The Train. CHO: Oh, I'm growing old and feeble now And my sight is getting dim And I cannot see those signals anymore I can hear those whistles blowing And I know I'll soon be going To a better home I know that, far away. There are young ones coming on It is time for me to go They'll be pestered with the rain, the sleet and snow And they'll find a heap of trouble When those hills they have to double With the Little Red Caboose Behind The Train. The Little Red Caboose Behind The Train/Paul Warmack and his Gully Jumpers, recorded Nashville, TN 10/1/28 From The Railroad In Folksong, RCA Victor Vintage Series 532, 1966. From the notes (not much on this song) The Grand Ole Opry, in its first decade, featured a handful of Tennessee String Bands like Paul Warmack's Gully Jumpers. The Little Red Caboose Behind The Train is a folk parody of Will Hay's minstrel classic "The Little Log Cabin In The Lane." Railroaders delighted in caboose ditties which evoked the warmth of a trainman's home and the spirit of his final parting. ARCHIE GREEN DR GG JRO SG Oct00
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