From 1902, the classic descriptive comic song Drill, Ye Tarriers, Drill recounting the days of Irish workers drilling and blasting for the railways.
Written in 1888 by Thomas Casey, this popular railroad-themed comic song brings well to the imagination of freewheeling & wild days, and this well-recorded 5-inch diameter "concert" cylinder includes many sound effects lending life to the expression "railroad boom".
I'm guessing at a couple of terms in the
Oh, ev'ry morn' at seven o'clock There are twenty tarriers on the rock, The boss comes along and says "be still And put all your power in the cast-steel drill:" Then drill, ye tarriers drill, Drill, ye tarriers, drill. Oh it's work all day without sugar in your tay when ye work be-yant on the rail-way, And drill, ye tarriers, drill. The boss was a fine man all around But he married a great, big, fat far-down, She baked good bread and baked it well, And baked it hard as the bobs of Hl ...
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