To hear them tell, he's just a jerk,
I'm speaking of the Railroad Clerk.
But when computers go to heck,
The clerk's the one who has to check,
And walk the tracks in railroad scenes,
To find mistakes, made by machines.
And trouble caused by automation,
That's placed in each and every station.
So that they can do the work,
Of the not much needed, Railroad Clerk.
And if some time slips go astray,
And someone comes up short in pay.
Who do they always have to blame,
You're right, the Clerk's the one they name.
To get the payroll straightened out,
It takes a Clerk, there is no doubt.
For he's the one who finds a way,
To straighten out the fouled up pay.
And when you ask, can you lay in,
You ask a Clerk, it's up to him.
But if the boss says make them work,
They blame it on the Railroad Clerk.