The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #19149   Message #193767
Posted By: Willie-O
12-Mar-00 - 10:41 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: The Founding of the Famous C.P.R.
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Founding of the Famous C.P.R.
Thanks for posting those...My original point is getting borne out...I guess it's something about rose-coloured glasses and the lyric power of nostalgia, cause there are way better train songs being written in the past few decades than either of the lyrics posted above.

Gotta say I find the Hank Snow (Ray Griff) one pretty trite--all it is is a right-to-left (on the map) listing of provinces and stereotypical occupations therein, with a romantic sub-plot.

A lot of better songs seem to focus on a particular train and delve into its significance...such as