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The Engineer's Dying Child

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The Engineer's Dying Child

Johnny Cash

A little child on a sickbed lay,
And death was very near.
He was
the pride and the only child of a railroad engineer.

His duty had
called him from those he loved,
And seeing that hope was dim.
While
a tear he shed to his wife he said, ?Just have two lanterns trimmed."

(Chorus)

Just hang a light when I pass tonight.
Hang it where it
can be seen.
If the baby's dead then show the red.
If he's better
then show the green.

In a little shack,
By the railroad
track,
A mother with watchful eyes.
Saw a gleam of hope in a tender
smile,
As the train went rushing by,
Just one short look,
Was
his only chance?
To see the light a gleam.
In the midnight air their
rose a prayer.
Thank god the light was green.

(Chorus)

Just hang a light when I pass tonight.
Hang it where it can be
seen.
If the baby's dead then show the red.
If he's better then
show the green.


Johnny Cash

The Engineer's Dying Child

Johnny Cash

The Engineer's Dying Child

A little child on a sickbed lay,
And death was very near.
He was
the pride and the only child of a railroad engineer.

His duty had
called him from those he loved,
And seeing that hope was dim.
While
a tear he shed to his wife he said, ?Just have two lanterns trimmed."

(Chorus)

Just hang a light when I pass tonight.
Hang it where it
can be seen.
If the baby's dead then show the red.
If he's better
then show the green.

In a little shack,
By the railroad
track,
A mother with watchful eyes.
Saw a gleam of hope in a tender
smile,
As the train went rushing by,
Just one short look,
Was
his only chance?
To see the light a gleam.
In the midnight air their
rose a prayer.
Thank god the light was green.

(Chorus)

Just hang a light when I pass tonight.
Hang it where it can be
seen.
If the baby's dead then show the red.
If he's better then
show the green.