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railroad songs...

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Wilt TA, Mar 31, 2003.

  1. Wilt TA

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    railroad songs...

    Discussion started by Wilt TA - Mar 31, 2003

    i loooove listening to songs that have to deal with the railroad..boxcar willie has a lot of jams ...whats your favorite railroad song?
     
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  2. curious

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    "I've been working on the railroad..."
     
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  3. Wilt TA

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    dont front...country is whats up
     
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    although i'm with you on this, got your back brutha, i am going to drop a song. kinda an obvious one, but it makes me smile nonetheless.

    big rock candy mountain- o brother where art thou? soundtrack.
     
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    imported_grim540 - Replied Mar 31, 2003

    i know a few railroad songs,


    ramblin man - hank williams III (this is actually my favorite song of the moment)

    hobo's meditation - jimmie rodgers

    lonesome train whistle - the reverend horton heat


    and anything else by the three listed above also kicks ass,
     
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  6. doomfarmer

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    the best ever..

    avail

    "West Wye"

    sidetracked conveniently five steps from the mainline
    fresh off a grain porch drinking swill
    down from picking up in maine
    counting change
    "oh how i, i would do anything for that old junktrain to turn manifest
    and highball, yeah i'd sing that railroad song by the time the sun is setting
    in the west"
    no time or purpose as embers smolder
    holed up in pines of green
    pablo writes "dos" where mouths don't share what their eyes have seen
    "see those days are gone and i can't stand one more
    i've fought this war counting miles alone
    i've seen it all, every goddamn state
    out here son it's as rough as i have known"
    all i have known with sky above as home
    and ground beneath as bed is to ride fast
    live slow and without regret
    "i've got no time for regret
    those thoughts solve nothing in the end
    i've got blistered hands
    and lived full through rejection
    long endured
    'cause i came up poor
    "hell no i, i wouldn't change a thing, those old junktrains all turn manifest
    and highball, yeah i'll sing that railroad song by the time
    the sun is setting in the west"

    [words derived from conversations with "old bill", a railroad bum, at the acca train yard on a cold, drunk december afternoon]
     
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    Long Train Runnin- Doobie Brothers
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    crazy train and night train
     
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    City of New Orleans - Steve Goodman
    Locomotive Breath - Jethro Tull
    that verse from "Hey! We want some PUSSY!" - 2LiveCrew
    Casey Jones - the dead
    Train in Vain - the Clash
    All My Love was in Vain - Rolling Stones
    Last Train to Clarksville - the Monkees (heh)
     
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    the silver jews "trains across the sea"
     
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    The Eels - Railroad Man

    I feel like an old railroad man
    Ridin' out on the Bluemont Line
    Hummin' along Old Dominion Blues
    Not much to see, and not much left to lose
    And I know I can walk along the tracks
    It may take a little longer
    But I know how to find my way back
    I feel like an old railroad man
    Who's really tried the best that he can
    To make his life add up to something good
    But this engine no long burns on wood
    And I guess I may never understand
    The times that I live in
    Are not made for a railroad man
    I feel like an old railroad man
    Gettin' on board at the end of an age
    The station's empty and the whistle blows
    Things are faster now
    This train is just too slow
    And I know I can walk along the tracks
    It may take a little longer
    But I know how to find my way back
     
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    im so lonesome i could cry
    city of new orleans
    rambling man
    life's railway to heaven
     
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    no train to memphis - BR549
     
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    hava_nagila - Replied May 12, 2005

    Well the king of railroad songs is always going to be
    the singin' brakeman- Jimmie Rodgers.

    Utah Phillips sings some good songs-and he's funny.
    Personally I like this guy Click here
    he has great songs about trains...
     
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