The Engineer's Child Lyrics

Hank Snow


publisher: ©SHAPIRO BERNSTEIN & CO. INC.
writers: Carson J. Robison, Henry V Neal, Robert A King
album: Track 2 in album The Singing Ranger
release date: 1986
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genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock

Cover Art

Hank Snow The Singing Ranger cover art
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A little child on a sickbed lay and death was very near
She was the pride and 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
Just hang a light as I pass tonight hang it where it can be seen
If our baby's dead just show the red if she's better then show the green

In a little house by the railroad track a mother with watchful eye
Saw a gleam of hope and a feeble smile as the train went rushing by
Just one short look was his only chance to see the light agleam
In the midnight air there arose a prayer thank God the light was green
Just hang a light


Track Listing


Cassette 1
  • 1 Honeymoon on a Rocket Ship
  • 2 The Engineer's Child
  • 3 Ben Dewberry's Final Run
  • 4 Born to Be Happy
  • 5 The Gold Rush Is Over
  • 6 I Cried but My Tears Were Too Late
  • 7 Mississippi River Blues
  • 8 I Went to Your Wedding
  • 9 The Night I Stole Old Sammy Morgan's Gin
  • 10 Just a Faded Petal from a Beautiful Bouquet
  • 11 Somewhere Along Life's Highway
  • 12 I'm Gonna Bid My Blues Goodby