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Re: Train songs

Postby Goldin » Sat Jul 04, 2015 12:36 am

Peter, Sue & Marc - Transcontinental Railroad
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Re: Train songs

Postby John Etherington » Sat Jul 04, 2015 1:13 am

Here's my favourite train song, "The Mallard" by Michael Chapman:
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Re: Train songs

Postby rmorgan » Sat Jul 04, 2015 11:27 pm

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Re: Train songs

Postby John Etherington » Sun Jul 05, 2015 4:20 pm

Thanks for the Al Stewart links (I hadn''t heard the second song). Michael Chapman and Al Stewart are friends and played a show in London together around 2000. Michael Chapman has recorded an instrumental called "Trains". He says it started life as two trains, then it became three trains etc. and then he lost count! Here it is:
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Re: Train songs

Postby friscogrl » Sun Jul 05, 2015 6:33 pm
Another Peter Paul and Mary Train song.
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Re: Train songs

Postby Diane » Sun Jul 05, 2015 11:30 pm

I saw Al Stewart in concert recently (with his fabulous guitarist Tim Renwick). Night Train to Munich was on the setlist. It seems trains are a theme with him.

How about this live desert blues version of Win My Train Fare Home, by Robert Plant:
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Re: Train songs

Postby Steven » Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:40 am

Kush wrote:Merle Haggard wrote a lot of train songs ... here is one of my favorites

The Coming and Going of the Trains
Hi Kush,

Merle Haggard had a close connection to trains even when he was young. He lived in a boxcar. Check this out:

Thanks for posting "The Coming And The Going Of The Trains."
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Re: Train songs

Postby Kush » Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:34 am

Thanks for the video clip Steven. I have not seen it before. I always say Merle Haggard is Woody Guthrie's true successor !

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