Our father recorded old ballads on tape. Looking for titles. One is about a little girl who wanders onto a train track and an engineer pushes her out of the way, but dies. Line from chorus is: “Just tell my wife, when you break the news, that I died for a child so fair”. Hope that someone recognizes it. I can add more lines if anyone needs more. Thanks.
I found it for you. Here is the link to a PDF of the sheet music, so you can learn to play it.