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Here's a song that was recently requested on Cowpie.  Hank Snow did it in 
the key of A but I'm wrote it out in G.  It was on Hank Snow's "Singing 
Ranger" album. 
The Engineer's Child 
G5                    C5       G5
 A little child on a sickbed lay 
    C5              G5
And death was very near 
                      C5    G5          A5              D5
She was the pride and only child of a railroad engin- eer 
His duty had called him from those he loved 
    D5                    G5
And seeing that hope was dim 
                G5           C5
While a tear he shed, to his wife he said 
              D5        G5
Just have two lanterns trimmed 
C5                       G5
 Just hang a light as I pass tonight 
C5                 G5      D5
 Hang it where it can be seen 
       G5                C5
If our baby's dead just show the red 
         G5           D5        G5
If she's better then show the green  
(Instrumental bridge) 
G5                         C5        G5
 In a little house by the railroad track 
  C5                    G5
A mother with watchful eye 
      G5                   C5      G5
Saw a gleam of hope and a feeble smile 
       A5                 D5
As the train went rushing by 
Just one short look was his only chance 
   D5             G5
To see the light agleam 
                G5          C5
In the midnight air there a- rose a prayer 
      G5       D5         G5
Thank God the light was green 
Repeat chorus 
Jeanie Ramos 
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