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Waitin at the Station

Story ID:6289
Written by:Monte Leon Manka (bio, contact, other stories)
Organization:retired
Story type:Poem
Location:Hemet CA USA
Year:1937
Person:Barrelin Chelsea Kansas Kid
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Waitin at the Station

Waitin at the Station
(Pacific Great Eastern)

What time you got?
I’ve got nine-till-two
That freight train should be
Pullin in to Caribou.”

We can unload our trucks
And make one more round
To “Caribou Keg and Barrel”
Before the PG@E leaves town.

My load is headed for LA
To a brewery “102”
So they can ship their beer
To Tim-Buc-Too.

My load is headed
For Tennessee
To age some fine whiskey
Here comes the PG&E

After the barrels are loaded
And the day is done
The “Caribou Keg and Barrel” grows quiet
It’s time to have some fun

To finish off the day
We’ll drink a glass or two
From that keg behind the bar
In the town of Caribou.

Monte L. Manka 08-31-10