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Thread #29711 Message #2981600
Posted By: GUEST,Tony Levy. from the village of wednesfield.
07-Sep-10 - 11:35 AM
Thread Name: Chords Req: City of New Orleans (Steve Goodman)
Subject: RE: Chords Req: City of New Orleans (Steve Goodman)
I know chuff all about music, but this song, and its lyrics allways brings a tear to my eye,its the only song in the country and western idiom that grips my attention. Brought up with steam trains over 50 years ago, i appreaciate the sentiments. over here in these islands, we have over 200 preserved volunteer run lines, from narrow gauge, to standard, the most well known is the seven valley railway,up here in leafy Staffordshire. on the south coast, the Romney Hythe and Dimchurch railway, a one third scale line that runs for 20 miles. In north wales, the little trains of wales, (narrow Gauge) are rack railways, and meander around and up the majestic welsh mountains.So you now undrestand why this song, and its lyrics strike a chord with me.The chord changes, and tone of the song are irellivant to this tone deaf old soldier, what matters is the sentiment.it is the best at summing up the demise of steam travel, and the iconic service it reprsented.