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Thread #50331   Message #1271901
Posted By: Once Famous
14-Sep-04 - 12:30 PM
Thread Name: Train songs
Subject: I love Train Songs!
I do not know, nor have I checked if this has been talked about before, but it's time for more talk about American music.

American folk, country, and bluegrass music has long been extremely rich with songs about trains, which everyone knows helped build this great land and continues to be the backbone of our transportaion system.

I love songs about trains because I love trains. I have even been a serious collector of antique electric trains for almost the last 20 years.

Trains are a subject of much romaticism in American song and I find this so much more appealing than politics in song.

Who of you loves songs about trains and what are your favorites?

I am currently learning a wonderful song called "Jenny Dreams of Trains" written by Guy Clarke and Vince Gill. What do you play?