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Thread #162780   Message #3876569
Posted By: GUEST
11-Sep-17 - 02:24 PM
Thread Name: Folksongs about journeys/travel
Subject: RE: Folksongs about journeys/travel
An old song about travel by train;

The Oxford and Hampton Railway

O come and listen to my song
And I will not detain you long,
About the folks, they all did throng
To the Oxford and 'Ampton Railway.

Chorus: Ri-fan, Ti-fan, mirth and fun,
    Don't you wonder how it's done?
    Carriages without horses run
    On the Oxford and 'Ampton Railway.

And a modern one;

City of New Orleans by Steve Goodman

Riding on the City Of New Orleans
Illinois Central, Monday morning rail
Fifteen cars and fifteen restless riders
Three Conductors; twenty-five sacks of mail
All along the southbound odyssey
The train pulls out of Kankakee
And rolls along past houses, farms and fields
Passing trains that have no name,
And freight yards full of old black men
And the graveyards of the rusted automobiles