“Three C Railroad”


Hammer song. "Oh, baby, Uh! what you gwine to do? Uh! Three C railroad, Uh! done run through! Uh!" "My and my partner, him and me!" "Oh, baby, what you gwine to do? Seaboard Air-line (or other train) done run through."


There are hints of this in some of Lead Belly's songs. But that may just be the common stuff of all railroad work songs. - RBW


  1. Scarborough-NegroFS, pp. 216-217, "Work-Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, ScNF216C


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1925 (Scarborough)
Keywords: railroading work
Found in: US