The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #48724   Message #733280
Posted By: greg stephens
19-Jun-02 - 07:43 PM
Thread Name: Discussion: Love Affair With Trains
Subject: RE: Discussion: Love Affair With Trains
Spaw thank you for that from the bottom of my heart. A wonderful read. No wonder Americans made great train songs. Back here we didnt have the songs...but everyone of my generation wanted to be an engine driver! And still do..everyone volunteers(and even pay) to help on the the re-opened old steam lines. Mind you we helped, over here. There was the steam engine, for a start! (anybody know that George Watt also made bagpipes and flutes for a living, when the inventing wasnt paying the bills...but I digress). And I think you can hear the old British/Irish fiddle rhythms, harmonies and song structures well up front in the mix.