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Thread #90909 Message #1727084
Posted By: Mark Dowding
25-Apr-06 - 12:58 PM
Thread Name: Chord Req: Slow Train (Flanders and Swann)
Subject: RE: Chord Req: Flanders and Swann - Slow Train
Amongst the songs I've got on the list apart from Slow Train are:
Moses of the Mail
A Servant of the Company by Paul Connor
Ais Gill by Dave Goulder
Station People by DG
Alice White by Alan Bell
Last Train by Stanley Accrington
No Use For Him by Eric Bogle
In the Sidings by Cyril Tawney
A poem by Les Barker about 8F freight trains
and one or two others as well
I've also got a few sound clips of my mate Frank who is now 77ish and used to work as a relief signalman for 47 years before retiring. I recorded a lot of his tales of steam and the railway and we're going to put a few of the tales in amongst the songs.
I'm doing this with Chris Harvey who is also a steam railway enthuisiast - he specialises in old engine sheds.
The songs above are all British which is a conscious decision rather than use American songs which was first suggested by the organisers who to be fair to them aren't folkies but my partner's mother knew I did this sort of stuff and asked if I could contribute something.
We're going to do a CD of the songs for the Shrewsbury and Montgomery Railway Society to sell in their shop when they get things sorted but that will be available from them not me.