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The Great Narrow Gauge Road

The great narrow gauge railroad
  For Coudersport all hail,
Bring on the locomotive
  Lay down the iron rail.
Along the lofty dugway
  And all the way from Port,
The railroad cars are coming, humming
  Up to Coudersport.


The little dogs of Sweden
  Will wag each little tail,
To see their welcome friends from Port
  Come riding on the rail.
The wild deer will be frightened
  To hear the engine snort;
The railroad cars are coming, humming
  Up to Coudersport.


There's lots o coal in Scotland,
  And lumber in the woods;
The trains will carry them away
  And bring us back our goods.
The horny handed farmers
  Will bless that road from Port;
The railroad cars are coming, humming
  Up to Coudersport.
Along the dusty highway
  We rode one scorching day,
And saw a score of men or more
  Beside the road at play.
Twas there we met the lawyer
  Just coming up from Port;
The railroad cars are coming, humming
  Up to Coudersport


A little single iron track,
  A station here and there,
A locomotive, tender, tank,
  A coach with swinging chair.
A woman sitting on the fence
  With gun to hold her fort;
The railroad cars are coming, humming
  Up to Coudersport.


So now, let's all be joyful
  For in a few weeks more,
We'll take the cars for Buffalo
  Or distant Jersey Shore.
We can ride the rail to meeting,
  And when we go to court,
The railroad cars are coming, humming
  Up to Coudersport.

 
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