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Railroad Boy 1

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May 1961
cd imgTHE MINNESOTA TAPES (T-318)
cd imgTHE MINNEAPOLIS PARTY TAPE

  Minnesota Party tape 1961, Minneapolis MN - May 1961  

She went upstairs to make her bed
An' not a word to her mother said
Her mother she went upstairs too
Sayin', "Daughter, oh daughter what's troublin' you?''

"Oh mother, mother i cannot tell
That railroad boy that i love so well
He's courted me my life away
An' now at home no longer stays.''

"There is a place in London town
Where my love goes an' sits him down
An' takes a strange girl on his knees
An' he tells to her what he won't tell me.''

Her father he came home from work
Sayin', "Where's my daughter, she seems so hurt''
He went upstairs to give her hope
An' found her hangin' by a rope.

He took his knife an' cut her down
An' on her bosom these words he found.

"Go dig my grave both wide an' deep
Put a marble stone at my head an' feet
An' on my breast put a white snow dove
To warn the world that i died of love.''  up
    

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Railroad Boy 2


[Rolling Thunder Revue II/various dates and places 1976/w/Joan]

She went upstairs to make her bed.
And not one word to her mother said.
Her mother she went upstairs too,
Saying "Daughter oh daughter, what's troubling you?"

Oh mother oh mother I cannot tell.
It's that railroad boy that looks so well.
He's courted me my life away.
And now at home I long to stay.

There is a place in London town
where my love goes and he sits there down.
And he takes a strange girl on his knee,
And he tells to herwhat he won't tell me.

Her father he came home from work,
Saying', "Where's my daughter, she seems so hurt"
He went upstairs to give her hope,
And he found her hanging by the rope.

He took a knife and he cut her down.
And on her boossom these words he found.
Go dig my grave both wide and deep.
Put a marble stone at my head and feet.

And on my grave put a snowwhite dove
To tell the world she died of love.
    

 Recording dates & record list

May 1961 1 THE MINNESOTA TAPES (b)
THE MINNEAPOLIS PARTY TAPE
23 May 1976 VIDEO ... CHILE (vb)