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Songs involving Airplanes

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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Barry T
Date: 06 Feb 08 - 11:06 PM

I remember this whimsical tune from a Laurie Bower Singers LP back in the early 70's. I also remember The Irish Rovers singing it on their TV show. I think the title is correct, but I was unable to track down the name of the composer.

I WISH I WAS A PLANE

I wish I was a plane so I
could fly above the rain
And leave my worries on the ground.
The worries in my mind
are the imaginary kind
And if I was a plane
they couldn't bring me down.

Maybe if I was a kite
they'd never make things right
I'd get so tied down with a string.
Besides, they'd need a breeze
so they could fly along with ease
And if I was a plane
I wouldn't need a thing.

   Chorus
   ------
   Above the clouds I would fly
   in a sky that is blue
   All the world will be down
   instead of me.
   Though the mountains would try
   they would not get as high
   I know they'd try to touch me
   but I'd be too free.

Oh the world will never see
a plane as high as me
My silver wings will touch the sun.
I won't rest till I
find a spot up in the sky
A spot abover the clouds
just big enough for me.

Chorus

Repeat first verse


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: M.Ted
Date: 07 Feb 08 - 06:21 AM

"In the Aeroplane Over the Sea" by Neutral Milk Hotel


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Santa
Date: 07 Feb 08 - 06:25 AM

Early Morning Rain: Gordon Lightfoot


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: SouthernCelt
Date: 07 Feb 08 - 01:19 PM

To Guest, Rich: Yes, the Byrds were 8 miles high but I never asssumed they used an aircraft ;-).

Don't see "Ballad of the Green Berets" mentioned. (Yes, I realize it doesn't say airplane but the first line is "Fighting soldiers from the sky...") This one may not be remembered by anyone but late 60s "hawks" and John Wayne fans.

SC


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 07 Feb 08 - 01:30 PM

The Irish Rovers sang this:

http://nghardin.home.att.net/Rovers/IRSL-Biplane.htm


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: GUEST,saltz
Date: 07 Feb 08 - 02:37 PM

Airport, The Motors 1978.


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Mark Ross
Date: 07 Feb 08 - 02:49 PM

SHIP IN THE SKY by Woody Guthrie and or course;

THERE'LL BE A HOT, HOT TIME IN LAKEHURST NEW JERSEY WHEN THE HINDENBURG COMES TO TOWN..




Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Santa
Date: 07 Feb 08 - 04:14 PM

Paxton: I lost my heart on a 747.


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: GUEST,Ken Brock
Date: 07 Feb 08 - 06:36 PM

Cole Porter - I Get a Kick Out Of You. Cited for excellent use of internal rhymes such as _fly_ing up _high_ with some _guy_ in the _sky_ is my _i_dea of nothing to do.


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: GUEST,Suffolk Miracle
Date: 08 Feb 08 - 06:30 AM

Woody Guthrie: Ship in the Sky

Well, a curly-headed girl with a bright shining smile
Heard the roar of a plane as it sailed through the sky
To her playmates she said, with a bright twinkling eye
My Daddy flies that ship in the sky x 3
My Mama's not afraid and neither am I
'Cause my Daddy flies that ship in the sky

Then a button-nosed kid, as he kicked up his heels
He said, My Daddy works in the iron and the steel
My Dad builds the planes and they fly through the sky
And that's what keeps your daddy up there so high x3
My Dad builds the planes and they fly through the sky
And that's what keeps your daddy up there so high

Then a freckle-faced kid pinched his toe in the sand
He says, My Daddy works at that place where they land
You tell your mama, don't be afraid
My Dad'll bring your daddy back home again x3
Don't be afraid when it gets dark and rains
My Dad'll bring your daddy back home again

And slightly more remotely- Woody Guthrie: Lindberg

Mister Charlie Lindbergh, he flew to old Berlin,
Got 'im a big Iron Cross, and he flew right back again
To Washington, Washington.

Missus Charlie Lindbergh, she come dressed in red,
Said: "I'd like to sleep in that pretty White House bed
In Washington, Washington."

Lindy said to Annie: "We'll get there by and by,
But we'll have to split the bed up with Wheeler, Clark, and Nye
In Washington, Washington."

Hitler wrote to Lindy, said "Do your very worst,"
Lindy started an outfit that he called America First
In Washington, Washington.

All around the country, Lindbergh he did fly,
Gasoline was paid for by Hoover, Clark, and Nye
In Washington, Washington.

Lindy said to Hoover: "We'll do the same as France:
Make a deal with Hitler, and then we'll get our chance
In Washington, Washington

Then they had a meetin', and all the Firsters come,
Come on a-walkin', they come on a-runnin',
In Washington, Washington

Yonder comes Father Coughlin, wearin' the silver chain,
Cash on his stomach and Hitler on the brain.
In Washington, Washington

Mister John L. Lewis would sit and straddle a fence,
His daughter signed with Lindbergh, and we ain't seen her since
In Washington, Washington

Hitler said to Lindy: "Stall 'em all you can,
Gonna bomb Pearl Harbor with the help of old Japan."
In Washington, Washington

Then on a December mornin', the bombs come from Japan,
Wake Island and Pearl Harbor, kill fifteen hundred men.
Washington, Washington

Now Lindy tried to join the army, but they wouldn't let 'im in,
'Fraid he'd sell to Hitler a few more million men.
In Washington, Washington

So I'm a gonna tell you people: If Hitler's gonna be beat,
The common workin' people has got to take the seat
In Washington, Washington.

And I'm gonna tell you workers, 'fore you cash in your checks:
They say "America First," but they mean "America Next!"
In Washington, Washington


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: GUEST,Greycap
Date: 08 Feb 08 - 07:39 PM

Apart from all the aforementioned there's a good one called " Colin Kelly, won't you tell the boys up yonder" which was an old patriotic WWll song about a B-17 pilot, recorded by Chester & Lester Buchanan.


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: GUEST,Gweltas1
Date: 08 Feb 08 - 09:57 PM

Unless I missed it when scrolling down though this thread, there hasn't been a mention of "Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines" !!


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Uncle Phil
Date: 08 Feb 08 - 10:22 PM

If nothing else it's easy to remember the words.

SILVER WINGS
(Merle Haggard)

Silver wings shining in the sunlight,
Roaring engines headed somewhere in flight.
They're taking you away,
Leaving me lonely,
Silver wings slowly fading out of sight.

"Don't leave me." I cried, "Don't take that airplane ride."
But you locked me out of your mind,
And left me standing here behind.

Silver wings shining in the sunlight,
Roaring engines headed somewhere in flight.
They're taking you away,
Leaving me lonely,
Silver wings slowly fading out of sight.

Silver Wings from the "Last of the Breed" tour

- Phil


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: topical tom
Date: 09 Feb 08 - 11:43 AM

John Denver's "Leaving on a Jet Plane


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: GUEST,Volgadon
Date: 09 Feb 08 - 01:51 PM

Has "On a wing and a prayer" been mentioned?


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Lin in Kansas
Date: 09 Feb 08 - 06:24 PM

Great one, Uncle Phil! Here's another:

Gary Allen, "Watching Airplanes"

Don't think he wrote this one, but he does a great job performing it.

Lin


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: nager
Date: 09 Feb 08 - 06:42 PM

I guess any political song would be appropriate?
They would have to be left wing or right wing...


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: GUEST,Kiwi Guest
Date: 09 Feb 08 - 10:01 PM

There was an Ausie song around the time of the Vietnam war.
"The F1   Double 1."


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Santa
Date: 10 Feb 08 - 10:32 AM

The Fleet Air Arm has a number of songs involving aeroplanes, not surprisingly. There is a book - the title escapes me - on sale at the Fleet Air Arm Museum. Many are just parodies of current songs: Any Old Iron about the Fulmar, for example. Oh, Mr. Fairey about the Barracuda. The best known one is also in Cyril Tawney's Grey Funnel Line book. The A25 Song. The A25 is an aircraft accident report, and the song has a large number of verses from different periods.

example.
The batsman says low, but I always fly higher.
I come in too fast and I prang my Seafire
The guys in the goofers all think I am green
But I get my commission from Supermarine!
(chorus)
Cracking show! I'm alive!
But I still have to render my A25.


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Greg B
Date: 10 Feb 08 - 05:27 PM

I always loved this verse from the A25 song---

(In the Digital Tradition)

"I thought I was coming in high enough but I was fifty feet up when the batsman gave "cut", And loud in my earphones the sweet angels sang: "'Float, float, float, float, float, float, float, float, float, float, PRANG!"

...having quite a few hours in an airplane that liked to act that
way.


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 10 Feb 08 - 06:21 PM

I assume the Guthrie song about Lindbergh a few posts up is to the tune of White House Blues, http://www.mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=7842


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: open mike
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 12:41 AM

the Alan Parsons Band --On Air
(this group was formerly the Alan Parsons project)
has an album all about flight
which has several flying songs
and one of the earliest cd-rom
music disc combinations..it had
an entire encyclopedia of the
history of flight and airplanes
contained in the c.d.
On Air covers the history of airborne exploration, from the mythological flights of Daedalus and Icarus, to Leonardo da Vinci's designs of flying machines, to hot air ballooning, and finally space exploration.
www.amazon.com/Air-Alan-Parsons/dp/B000007R16


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: open mike
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 12:45 AM

Nancy Griffith has an album called Flyer
with a song about a pilot she met in an
airport when each was flying in different directions.

and as Gordon lightfoot says in a previously mentioned song
"you can't jump a jet plane like you can a freight train..."


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: GUEST,Volgadon
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 01:42 AM

What was the Al Stewart song from Year of the Cat?


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Gene
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 02:07 AM

The Last Flight of Will Rodgers and Wiley Post/I forget-RRDM? Wow...

The Historic Flight of Gary Powers/Red River Dave McEnery

L.A. International Airport/Susan Raye

Boogie Woogie Flying Cloud/Hank Snow

Johnny Zero/Merle Kilgore


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: ossonflags
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 03:58 AM

Deportees (The plane wreck at Los Gatos) is the full title ofthe guthroe song.

No one has metioned the great kieth marsden song; "left. left, right steady man"


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: GUEST,Volgadon
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 04:53 AM

Meir Ariel "Terminal je taime". A weird but famous Israeli song about a man who goes to airports to watch planes take off.


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Dean T
Date: 18 Feb 08 - 08:19 AM

Hi Barry T. I need to get hold of you regarding some music.

Can you go offline? deant AT rovinge DOT com


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: GUEST,SenorChach
Date: 17 Jul 08 - 09:07 PM

I can't believe no one mentioned Nazareth - This Flight Tonight


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Rowan
Date: 18 Jul 08 - 12:08 AM

Perhaps the Dambusters' March didn't have enough words to qualify?


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Subject: Lyr Add - The Green Berets
From: Jay777
Date: 18 Jul 08 - 04:18 AM

Another new-to-me thread. SouthernCelt mentioned this song, so may as well post the lyrics. "Berets" is pronounced the US way, with the emphasis on the last syllable: "bur-RAY"

THE GREEN BERETS, lyrics by SSgt. Barry Sadler, music Robin Moore

Fighting soldiers from the sky,
Fearless men who jump and die,
Men who mean just what they say,
The brave men of the Greet Berets.

CHORUS:
Silver wings upon their chests,
These are men, America's best,
One hundred men we'll test today,
But only three win the Green Beret.

Trained to live off nature's land,
Trained to combat hand to hand.
Men who fight by night and day,
Courage take from the Green Berets.

CHORUS

Back at home a young wife waits,
Her Green Beret has met his fate,
He has died for those oppressed,
Leaving her this last request:

"Put silver wings on my son's chest,
Make him one of America's best,
He'll be a man they'll test one day,
Have his turn to win the Green Beret."

This is another of those songs which is probably not considered PC these days, and I personally don't like songs that glorify war. However, it's a good, rousing, tune, and reflects the attitude of many people in the mid-60s, before the anti-Vietnam War campaign really got going.


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Genie
Date: 18 Jul 08 - 08:19 PM

The Letter -
"Gimme a ticket on an aeroplane,
Ain't got time to take a fast plane.
Lonely days are gone,
My baby just wrote me a letter ... ."


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Genie
Date: 18 Jul 08 - 08:35 PM

Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition

also,
Fly Me To The Moon


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Janice in NJ
Date: 19 Jul 08 - 12:28 PM

Did anyone mention Early Morning Rain by Gordon Lightfoot?


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Stringsinger
Date: 20 Jul 08 - 12:42 PM

Elmer Hawkes from Boston area wrote "Orville Wright".


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Arkie
Date: 20 Jul 08 - 05:23 PM

I did not see this one. I think it is in the Digital Tradition database, but I first found it in a paperback songbook many years ago.

Teterboro Tower

Teterboro Tower
(Oscar Brand & Jac Holzman)

Teterboro Tower this is Piper 2-0-2
I'm turning on my downwind leg, My fabric's come unglued
The stick is burbling in my hand, I think I feel a stall
& a bug's caught in my Pilot, my gauges don't read at all

Now listen Piper 2-0-2, this is Teterboro Tower
I cannot raise the crash crew cause it is their coffee hour
& you're not cleared in the pattern, don't try a landing yet
Just circle for departure while I mooch a cigarette

Help Teterboro Tower, this is Piper 2-0-2
I'm sweating out this landing, I don't know what to do
My superhomer's on the blink, & your voice is fading fast
Please clear my on my final, or this flight may be my last

Now listen Piper 2-0-2, This is Teterboro Tower
I'd like to help you buddy, but I just don't have the power
The F.A.A's your only hope, so if you've time to spare
Just file a form in triplicate & sign the questionaire

Teterboro Tower, this is Piper 2-0-2
I'm in Secaucus Hospital & I owe it all to you
I'm sorry that I cracked her up & messed your pretty field
We'll try it once around again if ever I get healed

From Folk Songs for Fun -by Oscar Brand - Hollis Music - 1961

Some slightly more militant lyrics are available
(also on an Oscar Brand LP, as I recall) under
the title "Itazuke Tower." The primary difference is that
this version is geared to post-WWII Japan and involves
an Air Force P-51 Mustang.


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Arkie
Date: 20 Jul 08 - 05:33 PM

Harry Chapin's song Taxi mentioned learning to fly and another stretch of sorts is David Bowie's Major Tom, which is about a space ship or either getting high some other way.


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Subject: ADD: The U.S. Air Force
From: Genie
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 11:49 AM

Nobody's mentioned the USAF song (originally the song of the US Army Air Corps),

THE U.S. AIR FORCE

Off We Go Into The Wild Blue Yonder,
Climbing high into the sun.
Here they come, zooming to meet our thunder.
At 'em, boys, give 'er the gun.
Down we dive, shooting our flames from under,
Off with one hell of a roar.
We live in fame or go down in flame - Hey! -
Nothing can stop the US Air Force.
[Nothing can stop the Army Air Corps]


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Subject: Songs involving Airplanes: Ebony Eyes
From: Genie
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 11:56 AM

I see that "Wild Blue Yonder" was already mentioned (my "Find" button only scaned one page), as was Lightfoot's "Early Morning Rain."   The Everly Brothers' "Ebony Eyes" was also mentioned, but here are the lyrics:

EBONY EYES
(recorded by The Everly Brothers)

On a weekend pass I wouldn't have had time
To get home and marry that baby of mine,
So I went to the chaplain and he authorized
Me to send for my Ebony Eyes.

My Ebony Eyes. was coming to me
From out of the skies on Flight 1203.
In an hour or two I would whisper "I do"
To my beautiful Ebony Eyes.

SPOKEN:
The plane was way overdue so I went inside to the airlines desk and I said "Sir, I
wonder why 1203 is so late?" He said "Aww, they probably took off late or they
may have run into some turbulent weather and had to alter their course." I went
back outside and I waited at the gate and I watched the beacon light from the
control tower as it whipped through the dark ebony skies as if it were searching for
(my ebony eyes.) And then came the announcement over the loudspeaker-
"Would those having relatives or friends on flight number 1203 please report to the
chapel across the street at once."

Then I felt a burning break deep inside,
And I knew the heavenly ebony skies
Had taken my life's most wonderful prize,
My beautiful Ebony Eyes.

If I ever get to heaven I'll bet
The first angel I'll recognize,
She'll smile at me and I know she will be
My beautiful Ebony Eyes.


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Genie
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 11:59 AM

"Live Like You Were Dying" (Tim McGraw?)
The chorus starts out,
"I went sky diving ... "


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Genie
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 12:03 PM

Tattie Bogle posted this:
"'He jumped from 40,000 feet without a parachute, x3
And he ain't gonna jump no more.

Chorus:
Glory, glory, what a terrible way to die, x3
And he ain't gonna jump no more

He landed on the tarmac like a lump of strawberry jam, x3
And he ain't gonna.......

They scooped him off the tarmac like a ...'

At which point the memory fails ... "

Ah, yes, we sang that song too, except we sang the chorus as:

"Gory, gory! What a helluva way to die!"


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Subject: Sky Pilot
From: Genie
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 12:19 PM

This song isn't literally about an airplane pilot, but the imagery is there.

SKY PILOT
(John Weider/Danny McCulloch/ Eric Burdon/Vic Briggs/Barry Jenkins)
(Recorded by Eric Burden & The Animals; Album:  The Twain Shall Meet)

He blesses the boys as they stand in line,
The smell of gun grease and the bayonets they shine.
He's there to help them all that he can,
To make them feel wanted he's a good holy man.
Sky pilot, Sky pilot,
How high can you fly?
You'll never, never, never reach the sky.

He smiles at the young soldiers,
Tells them it's all right.
He knows of their fear in the forthcoming fight.
Soon there'll be blood and many will die,
Mothers and fathers back home, they will cry.
Sky pilot, Sky pilot,
How high can you fly?
You'll never, never, never reach the sky.

He mumbles a prayer and it ends with a smile,
The order is given, they move down the line,
But he's still behind and he'll meditate,
But it won't stop the bleeding or ease the hate.
As the young men move out into the battle zone
He feels good; with God you're never alone.
He feels tired and he lays on his bed,
Hopes the men will find courage in the words that he said.
Sky pilot, Sky pilot,
How high can you fly?
You'll never, never, never reach the sky.

You're soldiers of God, you must understand
The fate of your country is in your young hands,
May God give you strength,
Do your job real well.
If it all was worth it
Only time it will tell.

In the morning they return
With tears in their eyes.
The stench of death drifts up to the skies.
A soldier so ill looks at the sky pilot,
Remembers the words "Thou shalt not kill."
Sky pilot, Sky pilot,
How high can you fly?
You'll never, never, never reach the sky.


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: GUEST,Val
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 12:54 PM

It's absolutely not a "folk song" by any stretch of the imagination (just like many of the earlier suggestions), but I rather like "Icarus: Borne On Wings Of Steel" by Kansas.


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: LesB
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 07:24 PM

'Have you seen the saucers' by Jefferson Airplane. Seriously though ;The left left right steady man' by Keith Marsden about a bomb aimer, & Tom Bliss has written an excelllant song about his fathers exploits in a Blenham during the war.
Cheers
Les


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Joe_F
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 08:28 PM

There are 30 9/11 songs in _September 11, 2001: A Memorial Songbook_ (M.A.S.S. F.I.L.C., 2001), including several about United 93.


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Dave Illingworth
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 03:19 AM

AMELIA EARHEART's LAST FLIGHT (Red River Dave McEnery 1939)
recorded by many people.

Loudon Wainwright's FEAR WITH FLYING (1978)
"I'm not afraid of flying   - just afraid of crashing".

The great Lightnin' Hopkins recorded at least one song about his fear of flying,

Fine British singer-songwriter and rocker, Mickey Jupp, wrote
YOU'LL NEVER GET ME UP IN ONE OF THOSE (1978)


On a non-musical note, I read that the European Union has banned the
great DC3 Dakota from passenger carrying, due to more of their silly regulations. For over 60 years the aircraft has had the reputation of the safest aircraft ever built. There is a song to be written there...........


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Tangledwood
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 04:54 PM

Kristina Olsen:
The Yellow Piper
Heart upon the Hill (they say an RAF went down . . .etc)

James Keelaghan:
Cold Missouri Waters (smoke jumpers from a C47)

Dare we mention American Pie? (the name of Buddy Holly's aircraft)


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: GUEST,Joe G
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 04:58 PM

Homecoming Queen by Robb Johnson - one of his best recent songs about a stewardess


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: GUEST,Joseph de Culver City
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 05:45 PM

Having a heck of a time finding lyrics for this one. I'll have to check the CD when I can...

Steam Powered Areoplane-John Hartford


Was Major Tom in an airplane? Will make a note to ask David Bowie. (Right!)


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Leadfingers
Date: 23 Jul 08 - 01:47 PM

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