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Thread #48724   Message #733112
Posted By: Mrrzy
19-Jun-02 - 03:31 PM
Thread Name: Discussion: Love Affair With Trains
Subject: RE: Discussion: Love Affair With Trains
I love train songs.

It's true that I don't know any train songs in other languages, although I know a lot of folk songs from other places... the only train song I can think of in French that I learned as a child turned out to mean the "train" of a king, as in, entourage. How many train songs are there that aren't about wrecks or death of hobos or something? I can only think of 2, one was a parody by Shel Silverstein, and one is about catching the end of an old freight train, and I never did come back... Oh, OK, the children's song Clickety Clack along along, the train's a-coming a-chung a-chung.

Blue railroad train
The train that carried my girl from town

I always live where I can hear a train roll by, always have, wouldn't move to somewhere too far from railroad tracks. Don't know why, maybe I like my dishes rattling!