Modoc (was High Iron)
bergdahl at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
Wed Aug 1 11:59:24 UTC 2001
L oki wrote:
> On Sun, 29 Jul 2001 14:04:21 EDT Bapopik at AOL.COM writes:
> >GANDY DANCER: Car inspector (RHHDAS 1918.)
> You sure about this one? A gandy dancer is a track-layer, but I suppose
> it could have multiple meanings.
Anyone else remember the Lou Monte hit recording of the early 50s "The
Gandy Dancer's Ball" with these memorable lines?
I'll be down to getcha in a pushcart, Honey
Better be ready by half-past nine
At the time the association was with the men who walked the tracks with
sledge hammers ready to adjust rails and repair or replace ties.
David Bergdahl http://oak.cats.ohiou.edu/~bergdahl
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