“I Hate That Train Called the M & O”


"I hate that train that they all call the M and O (x2), It took my baby away, and he ain't comin' back to me no more." Her man sticks his head out the window and says "I'm going away, baby." She wishes the train had not parted them


  • Lucille Bogan, "I Hate That Train Called the M. and O." (Banner 6-02--04/Oriole 6-02-04/Melotone 6-02-04/Perfect 6-02-04, 1936; rec. 1934)


  1. Cohen-LSRail, pp. 444-445, "I Hate That Train Called the M & O" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, LSRai444


Author: unknown, but probably adapted by Lucille Bogan
Earliest date: 1934 (recording, Lucille Bogan)
Keywords: train separation