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My Dad's The Engineer (Eddie Coffey) video
#1974: YouTube video by outportoutlaw
©2012 ~ Used with permission ~

We were none of us thinking of danger,
As the train sped on through the night,
The flames from a burning forest,
Made the passengers wild with fright;
Then a tiny maid near the window,
Said, "Don't you ever fear,
Everybody's safe because,
My Dad is the engineer.

My Daddy's on the engine,
Do not be afraid,
Daddy knows what he's doing,"
Replied the little maid;
"We'll soon be out of danger,
Oh don't you ever fear,
Everybody's safe because,
My Dad is the engineer."

With the sparks falling closely around us,
And the train it went so fast,
The poor, little maiden's father,
He brought us all safe at last;
The proud, sweet face of this lassie,
And the words of this calm, little dear,
Will live in my mem'ry forever:
"My Dad is the engineer."

My Daddy's on the engine,
Do not be afraid,
Daddy knows what he's doing,"
Replied the little maid;
"We'll soon be out of danger,
Oh don't you ever fear,
Everybody's safe because,
My Dad is the engineer;
Everybody's safe because,
My Dad is the engineer."

####.... Original words and music by Charles Graham, sheet music Copyright ©1895 by Henry J Wehman ....####
The video above features a variant of this American vaudeville song arranged and recorded by Eddie Coffey and the Coffey Mates (The Girls From Newfoundland, trk#10, 1977 LP, Don Park Music Inc, Markham, Ontario); and (Souvenir Of Newfoundland, trk#9, 1996 CD, Heritage Music, Scarborough, Ontario); and (Celtic And Country Memories, trk#8, 1999 CD, RMS Productions, North York, Ontario).

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