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GUEST Discussion: Love Affair With Trains (121* d) Lyr Add: SLOW TRAIN (Flanders & Swann) 20 Jun 02


SLOW TRAIN

Flanders and Swann

Millers Dale for Tideswell
Kirby Muxloe
Mow Cop and Scholar Green


No more will I go to Blandford Forum and Mortehoe,
On the slow train from Midsomer Norton and Mumby Road,
No churns, no porter,
No cat on a seat,
At Chorlton-cum-Hardy or Chester-le-Street
We won't be meeting again on the slow train.

I'll travel no more from Littleton Badsey to Openshaw,
At Long Stanton I'll stand well clear of the doors no more,
No whitewashed pebbles,
No up and no down,
From Formby-Four-Crosses to Dunstable Town,
I won't be going again on the slow train.

On the main line and the goods siding,
The grass grows high,
At Dog Dyke, Tumby Woodside, and Trouble House Halt.
The sleepers sleep at Audlem and Ambergate,
No passenger waits on Chittering Platform or Cheslyn Hay,
No-one departs, no-one arrives,
From Selby to Goole,
From St. Erth to St. Ives,
They all passed out of our lives,
On the slow train,
On the slow train.
Cockermouth for Buttermere
On the slow train.
Armley Moor Arram
Pye Hill and Somercotes
On the slow train.
Windmill End.....


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