Banjo, Vocal, Synth
Also known as a variant of The Butcher Boy and There is a Tavern in the Town. This sad song of unrequited love, suicide and parental involvement contains some classic folk music imagery.
The Railroad Boy
She went upstairs to make her bed
And not a word to her mother said
Her mother she went upstairs too
Saying "daughter oh daughter, what's troubling you?"
"Oh Mother dear, I
it's the Railroad Boy I love so well
He's courted me my life away
and now at home he will not stay"
"There is a tavern
in the town
Where that boy goes and sits him down
He takes a strange girl on his knee
And tells to her things he wont tell me"
Her father he came home
saying "wheres my daughter? She seems so hurt"
He went upstairs to give her hope
and found her hanging by the end of a rope
He took a knife and he
cut her down,
And on her body these words he found
"Go dig my grave both
wide and deep
Place a marble stone at my head and feet
And by my breast place a show white dove
To show the world I died for love."