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GUEST,Richie Lyr/Chords/Origin: Train on the Island (30) RE: Lyr origin: Train on the Island 23 Nov 06

Thanks for the versions. Anyone have Crockett or Wade Ward's lyrics?
I think Mark Ross posted commonly associated lyrics for "Train" but not the Ward's lyrics.

There's a listing in Ceolas for an Irish tune: "Lady on the Island."

In his book When We Were Good, Robert Cantwell suggests the name of the tune was adapted (by Nestor?) from the Irish reel "Lady on the Island."

Other than the name association, I can't see the connection. Anyone have any info on Cantwell's assertion?

The melody and form seem to share the Matty Groves/Shady Groves/Fly Around songs. There floating lyrics (Charlie..) from Wheevily Wheet/Western Country.

I like the symbolism of a train on the island.


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