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As early as 1960 they were syill doing this as when I was a little boy and would go to work with my Grandfather who the bridge superintendent on the Southern RR the track workers were still singing these as they were used as a way for all the men to get together and shove or push what ever it was. It was a lot better that 1 2 3 push and they could sing so really great old songs. This very helpful when they were aligning track.
 

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As early as 1960 they were syill doing this as when I was a little boy and would go to work with my Grandfather who the bridge superintendent on the Southern RR the track workers were still singing these as they were used as a way for all the men to get together and shove or push what ever it was. It was a lot better that 1 2 3 push and they could sing so really great old songs. This very helpful when they were aligning track.
Theres some very similar chain gang songs out there from 1920's-40's, it was quite interesting to listen them, but I love blues, and all these contributed to the blues
 

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