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My dad's the engineer
Additional title: Daddy's on the enginge, don't be afraid. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: We were none of us thinking of danger, as the train sped on in the night. [first line]
Graham, Charles, composer (Composer)
Rosenthal, J. E. (Illustrator)
Wehman, Henry J. (Copyright holder)
Graham, Charles, composer (Lyricist)
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers (U.S.) (Dedicatee)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1895

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1895
Date Issued: 1895
Place: New York ; Chicago
Publisher: Henry J. Wehman
Library locations
Music Division
Railroad locomotives
Forest fires
Railroad engineers
Sheet music
Content: On cover: Latest New York success.
Content: Cover illustration signed by J. E. Rosenthal is a drawing of a steam locomotive moving on railroad tracks; an engineer watches ahead, with a nearby tree and log on fire. Inset shows a confused man and an upset woman sitting next to a girl with a smile as she tries to comfort the woman.
Content: Dedication on cover: Dedicated to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.
Statement of responsibility: by Chas. Graham.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 73e80470-c590-012f-9413-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1895: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

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My dad's the engineer