Poem about Jack, who rescues a baby from an oncoming train and dies.
August 21, 2014 5:49 PM   Subscribe

My sister-in-law, who has been trying to find this poem for years, first heard it from her grandmother. It's at least 50 years old and rhymes.
posted by she's not there to Grab Bag (4 answers total)
Little Jack?
posted by the webmistress at 6:38 PM on August 21, 2014 [3 favorites]

Wow, that's kind of amazing google-fu webmistress.
posted by arnicae at 7:39 PM on August 21, 2014

Not really. I typed poem jack baby train and it was on the first page ;P
posted by the webmistress at 7:47 PM on August 21, 2014

Thank you, webmistress. I swear, we both consulted google prior to posting the question.

You not only answered the question, you also redeemed her negative impression of the mefi community, i.e., she was disturbed by scarabic's helpful information re how to dispose of a body. (I didn't mention that that was my introduction to metafilter - I stumbled upon it when I was looking for something or other - and that I knew immediately that you all are my kind of people.)
posted by she's not there at 1:05 AM on October 8, 2014 [2 favorites]

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