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Annie Adams was not noted for her good looks and the cover of the song sheet in the British Library is a fair portrait of her. Johnny the Engine Driver was one of her most popular songs
[Ref: Baker, R.A.; British Music Hall, an Illustrated History, pp 86-87]

The driver's uniform is probably rendered truthfully.
Although it is a light-hearted piece, it conforms to the heroic view of the engine driver prevailing at the time.

 

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