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van lingle 04 Feb 08 - 06:01 PM
Bill D 04 Feb 08 - 06:04 PM
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The Sandman 04 Feb 08 - 06:58 PM
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Lonesome EJ 04 Feb 08 - 07:04 PM
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Herga Kitty 04 Feb 08 - 07:15 PM
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Subject: Songs involving Airplanes
From: LeTenebreux
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 04:43 PM

Back in the USSR (Beatles)
This Time Tomorrow (The Kinks)
Leaving on a Jet Plane (Peter, Paul and Mary)

....your turn....


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 04:49 PM

Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 04:56 PM

More here:

http://dictatorshipoftheair.com/2006/10/17/ten-songs-about-airplanes/


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: cptsnapper
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 04:57 PM

Early Morning Rain: Airport Song by Magna Carta


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: bobad
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 04:58 PM

Lindberg (Robert Charlebois)


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 04:59 PM

Deportees


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: topical tom
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 05:00 PM

The song about Amelia Earhart.I think that is the title:
   
   Chorus   There's a beautiful, beautiful spot
            On an island that's shining and fair.
            Happy landings to you, Amelia Earhart.
            Farewell, first lady of the air.


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Charley Noble
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 05:01 PM

Amelia Earhart's Last Fright by Red River Dave McEnery
Deportees by Woodie Guthrie
Princes of the Clouds by James Keelaghan
Cowardly Act by Charlie Ipcar

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Rog Peek
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 05:17 PM

Yukon Air Crash - Phil Ochs
Talking Plane Disaster - Phil Ochs
Is This Any Way to Run an Airline - Tom Paxton

Rog


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: GUEST,bernie
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 05:20 PM

On a lighter note:

Nashville's Pickard & Bowden,at the time of Ghaddafi's introduction of airliner hijacking [apologies to John Denver]....

I'm Lybian on a jet plane,dont know if I'll git home again
...Mummar,I hate to go.....etc.....


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: BTMP
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 05:28 PM

'Lucky Lindy', about Lindbergh, probably written in the late Twenties.
'Air Mail Special', a bluegrass tune recorded by Jim & Jesse.


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 05:30 PM

A song about flying, sung from the perspective of an Irishman who wants to go to Amerikay, but once there, longs for the emerald shores of home. He can never make his mind up where he wants to be, and bounces back & forth across the Atlantic like a ping-pong ball, so he's never off a plane.

Song is called "Hard To Say Goodbye", a.k.a. "Home Away From Home".   Anyone not familiar with this scenario?

I had one bag too many just as I was set to leave
I was loaded down with bacon and with sausages and tea
And I couldn't find my ticket as I'm walking out the door
Till I emptied all my bags out on the floor.
On board the plane I sip a drink while waiting for the meal
Just trying to keep my head from knowing how my stomach feels
There's a baby right behind me making sure that I won't sleep
And the flight's too full to find another seat

And I'm trying to fill out customs forms but I can't find a pen
I'm swearing softly to myself I'll never fly again
There's a woman right in front of me keeps playing with the seat
And someone nearby never washed their feet
But I fall asleep at last just as the plane is touching down
And I age ten years just waiting for the bags to come around
But finally I make it home and I'm barely settled when
I'm already making plans to go again


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Long Firm Freddie
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 05:57 PM

Snoopy vs The Red Baron by The Royal Guardsmen

Bomber's Moon by Mike Harding

LFF


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: fretless
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 06:00 PM

Airmail Special -- a bluegrass tune, not in digitrad, begins "When you wake this morning honey, keep your head up to the sky"


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: van lingle
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 06:01 PM

You Can't Catch Me- Chuck Berry
Ameila- Joni Mitchell
Free Mexican Air Force-Peter Rowan


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Bill D
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 06:04 PM

The Two Lost French Fliers

Come Take a Trip in My Airship


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: SINSULL
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 06:10 PM

Come Josephine In My Flying Machine
Plane Wreck At Los Gatos ( Deportess)


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Severn
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 06:46 PM

"Coming In On A Wing And A Prayer", even covered by Joseph Spence
and Ry Cooder

"Ship In The Sky"- Woody Guthrie, Cisco Houston

"Up In The Air, The Junior Birdmen" (Which Robin Williamson & His Merry Band would cover in live shows for fun)

"Heaveanly Aeroplane"-covered by The Watersons on "Sound, Sound, Your Instruments of Joy"

Oscar Brand's Electra US service songs, with one for each branch, has been reissued bu Collector's Choice as "Four Albums Of Military Song". He also put out a second Air Force LP in 1960, called "Out Of the Blue-More Air Force Songs", as well as a comedy album called "Up In The Air-Songs For Madcap Airmen" and a 2001 CD update of Air Force songs called "The Wild Blue Over Vietnam". All available through
http://www.oscarbrand.com

"In Country-Folksongs Of Americans In The Vietnam War" (Flying Fish 70552) has more from that era.


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: bobad
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 06:54 PM

Coming Into Los Angeles - Arlo Guthrie


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 06:56 PM

Come Fly With Me

Up Up & Away (originally about a balloon but forever associated with TWA, courtesy of Madison Avenue)


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: The Sandman
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 06:58 PM

Munich air disaster.The well known folksong Trains and Boats andPlanes


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 07:00 PM

The Wild Blue Yonder - words have rather an ironic ring these days


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: GUEST,Rich
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 07:01 PM

Eight Miles High - The Byrds
This Flight Tonight - Joni Mitchell


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: number 6
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 07:02 PM

Steam-Powered Aeroplane - John Hartford

Flight 505 - the Rolling Stones

biLL


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 07:04 PM

The Ballad of You, Me, and Pooneil
Cushingura
Saturday Afternoon
3/5 of a Mile in 10 Seconds


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 07:06 PM

Levine and His Flying Machine, recorded by Kapelye.
There's a Kristina Olsen song, don't remember the name, about a housewife who secretly takes flying lessons. One of her best, imho.


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 07:15 PM

I was going to say Coming in on a wing and a prayer, but Severn got there first.

I don't think anyone's mentioned, "Ebony Eyes" yet though?

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: The Walrus
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 07:18 PM

The Young Aviator (lay dying) - Okay that's more about a crashed aeroplane
The Dive Bomber Song
Flying Flying Fortresses
The only, only way ("...he's the only Hun, you're the only Pup...")

W


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 07:32 PM

Deportee


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: pdq
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 07:39 PM

Airmail Special is also the name of a Benny Goodman song. An especially good vehicle for guitar pioneer Charlie Christian.


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Charley Noble
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 08:11 PM

Sir jOhn-

Should you be reminded to check what has been posted above?

Deportees is a great song but it has been mentioned at least three times before.

I, however, made a mistake above in crediting James Keelaghan with composing "Princes of the Skies." Here's the song as Keelaghan sings it with appropriate credit:

Princes of the Clouds
(Tony Kaduck 1989 SOCAN)

I am a flyer, one of those wind-in-the-wires boys
At the country fairs, you may have heard my name
And I have flown where only wind and wild men go
In the skies of France, or west across the plains
When war was done, I couldn't go back to the farm
There were Curtis Fours and Avros for a song
It seemed like single and free was the only way to be
I bought a good old craft and I named her Southern Star

We drew crowds; they called us "Princes of the Clouds"
In the railway towns across the Great Divide
We'd come in low, then stage a dogfight for a show
Then take the brave ones up for fifty cents a ride
Just Bob and me; we didn't need no company
And those farm girls made us welcome when we came
It seemed like single and free was the only way to be
And we swore those glory days would never end

We had it planned; we were gonna fly the Rio Grande
When I met her at a show near Calgary
Becky Ann, she could have had her any man
But I bought a ring; she said she'd marry me
Bob went on; he headed south toward the sun
I couldn't look him in the eye when the time had come
He just said, "Single and free, man, it's the only way to be
Southern Star got parked behind the old man's barn

Six years ago, Bob was flying mail in Mexico
When his plane went down; the wreck was never found
The thirties came, we went two years without the rain
Now I've a factory job, and room and board in town
Becky knew that the glory days were through
I got a letter from New Orleans the other day
And she said, "Single and free is the only way to be
Now, Southern Star, take me back and let me dream
Oh, Southern Star, I got lost along the way.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Songster Bob
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 08:55 PM

Bruce Phillips' "Enola Gay"
"Come Josephine in my Flying Machine"
"Thank You, Republic Airlines" (for breaking off the neck of my guitar) -- Tom Paxton
... nothing more comes to mind, but probably will once I sign off.

Bob


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Greg B
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 09:13 PM

A handsome young airman lay dying
And there on the deck where he lay
With mechanics all standing around him
These final few words he did say

Take the pistons from out of me forehead
Connecting rods out of me brain
Take the crankshaft from out of me back-bone
and assemble the en-gyne again!


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 10:20 PM

Roy Brown and Wop May

It's the Baron! In terror they cried,
80 men tried him . . . 80 men died.
With the German Flying Circus, along for the ride
Nothing seemed likely to turn the tide . . .

Through the haze flew Roy Brown and Wop May
Two Royal Air Force fly boys from Canadi-ay.
"Stop the Flying Circus!" they'd toast
"Down with the Baron!" they'd drink to their host.

There was fear in the sky when the Red Baron did fly,
For numb was his nerve, and firm his despise.
Eighty small emblems appeared as his brand,
Each an opponent, shot down by his hand . . .
For Manfred was a sniper who wore no disguise,
From a fortress in Breslau came bullets with eyes . . .

From above, he'd swoop out of the sun,
On the doomed Allied pilot he'd open his guns!

Through the haze flew Roy Brown and Wop May
Two Royal Air Force fly boys from Canadi-ay.
"Stop the Flying Circus!" they'd toast
"Down with the Baron!" they'd drink to their host.

T'was in spring of '18, over Amiens one day
On his maiden mission, the rookie Wop May
Felt the roar of a tri-plane hurtling his way,
There were death lights flashing! He veered from the fray
And a free-fall . . . he tried to escape but in vain,
For the Baron was right on his heels again.
And he prayed, "Take me home Lord, I'm finished I fear..."
When high, from the sky, Captain Brown did appear!
And with guns ablaze, from above and below,
The Great Baron's plane became lifeless and slow . . .
And it fluttered and fell to the ground,
Where the great ace, Von Richtofen, dying; was found . . .

Through the haze flew Roy Brown and Wop May
Two Royal Air Force fly boys from Canadi-ay . . .
["To the Flying Circus!" they'd toast
"Here's to the Baron!" they'd drink to their host . . . ]


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Teribus
Date: 05 Feb 08 - 04:19 AM

Surprised that no-one has mentioned Steve Earle's, "Johnny Come Lately".

The aircraft mentioned:

http://www.aviation-history.com/republic/p47.html


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: GUEST,PMB
Date: 05 Feb 08 - 06:32 AM

Black hills of Dakota?
They managed to write a song about Amy Johnson without actually mentioning her plane


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: GUEST,PMB
Date: 05 Feb 08 - 06:58 AM

Nice one here: Me and Jane in a Plane.


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: SINSULL
Date: 05 Feb 08 - 08:07 AM

Kendall Morse tells a Downeast tale of a pair of locals taking a ride in a bi-plane.


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: GUEST,HuwG at office
Date: 05 Feb 08 - 09:00 AM

Another apology to John Denver, courtesy of the Barron Knights:

My bags were lost an hour ago
As you might guess, I'm at Heathrow
For all I know, they're on their way to Rome

The fog this morning's very dense,
My mates are waving through the fence (Hi, Greg!)
In all my life, I've never felt so ill

(ch)
I'm heaving, on a jet plane
Don't know if I will fly again




Unfortunately, CD not to hand and I forget the rest of it.


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: bankley
Date: 05 Feb 08 - 09:07 AM

from 'Shadow of the Twins'

"Meanwhile on the deck of some early Boeing flight
The controls lost all effect, Cap'n knew something wasn't right
He said 'Communications have been compromised', now the treacherous ride begins
For Flights eleven and one-seven five on a 'home-run' for the shadow of the twins"


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: GUEST,Johnmc
Date: 05 Feb 08 - 10:42 AM

"Bill Hosie" by Archie Fisher. About a man's dream.


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: bobad
Date: 05 Feb 08 - 10:56 AM

Let's Roll - Neil Young


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: GUEST,Jim
Date: 05 Feb 08 - 12:59 PM

Charley Nobel:

I love that song! I'd like to learn it, but something about it makes me choke up whenever I hear it; I don't know if I'd be able to make it through the song. Wierd; nothing in my life parallels the story of the song, but it still touches me. Anyway,

Daniel, by Elton John and Bernie Taupin.


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Little Hawk
Date: 05 Feb 08 - 01:09 PM

Al Stewart wrote a very neat song about Amelia Earhart. Can't recall the title at the moment, but like all Al Stewart songs it was quite intelligently done...fine music and excellent lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 05 Feb 08 - 01:56 PM

"You belong to me"....(Fly the ocean in a silver plane)


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 05 Feb 08 - 08:14 PM

One we used to sing in the Girl Guides:

He jumped from 40,000 feet without a parachute, x3
And he ain't gonna jump no more.

Chorus:
Glory, glory, what a terrible way to die, x3
And he ain't gonna jump no more

He landed on the tarmac like a lump of strawberry jam, x3
And he ain't gonna.......

They scooped him off the tarmac like a ...............

At which point the memory fails and I'll go to bed, but not before posting a song I wrote for my son when he was 18 and had aspirations to becone an airline pilot: he's since seen sense and gone down the line of being a musician instead! (Emmie Lou was the family cat, by the way!)

FLY AWAY WITH ME                                Written for Ewan's 18th birthday - 24.11.01.



On 24.11.83.
Such a beautiful baby, what would you be
When you came to manhood, we would see
What destiny held for you?    Could you be
Thomas the Tank's trusty driver, or a
Teenage Mutant Ninja fighter,
Or a singer in a band that could get no higher?
But flying's the life for you.

Chorus:
So fly me away again,
I just wanna ride in your jet plane,
I just wanna hear those engines roar
As we fly to a foreign shore - oh now
We can go, just me and you,
Or take Daddy and your big sister too,
Both your Grannies and your Grandads, even Emmie Lou
So let's fly, fly me away.

I wanna fly to Africa
See the tumbling falls of Victoria
Watch some lions on safari in Kenya
Take a ride on camels that sway - oh
We'll fly down the Nile to the Valley of the Kings
Near Jo'burg we'll see boks on springs
And in Zambia we'll buy drums and rings
So come fly, fly me away.

I wanna fly to Australia
Cross the Bass Strait from Tasmania
Then in Sydney go to the Opera
In the winged house by the harbour,
I wanna see Ayres rock, red and brown,
Take coffee with the neighbours in Melbourne Town
Swim the Barrier Reef, but don't let me drown,
And tie me kangaroo down - sport!




Chorus:
So fly me away again,
I just wanna ride in your jet plane,
I just wanna hear those engines roar
As we fly to a foreign shore - oh now
We can go, just me and you,
Or take Daddy and your big sister too,
Both your Grannies and your Grandads, even Emmie Lou
So let's fly, fly me away.

And I wanna fly over the Arctic Sea
I wanna see polar bears run free
And fish through the ice just to catch their tea,
And maybe spot the odd whale - oh,
Then take me South to the other Pole
To p-pick up a p-penguin, ain't they droll,
As they fall off the rocks as the breakers roll,
So come fly, fly me away.

To scale Everest would be a drama
I wanna take tea with the Dalai Lama
And see the cone of Fujiyama
And walk the Great Wall of China, but don't
Fly me over Afghanistan - we might
Get shot down by the Taliban
Or even some of President Bush's gang who can't
Recognise your airliner.

Chorus:
So fly me away again,
I just wanna ride in your jet plane,
I just wanna hear those engines roar
As we fly to a foreign shore - oh now
We can go, just me and you,
Or take Daddy and your big sister too,
Both your Grannies and your Grandads and Emmie Lou
So let's fly, fly me away.



And I wanna go samba in Rio City
The carnival girls are oh so pretty
And to climb the Andes would be real gritty
Put your senses in disarray - oh
And I wanna fly over the Empire State
And even flip under the Golden Gate
And through the Grand Canyon, I can't wait for you to
Fly, fly me away.

And though Europe, it may be our home,
I haven't been to Budapest, Crete or Rome,
And I never got to visit the Millennium Dome, they just
Couldn't make it pay - so as I
Talk of another destination
I can see your look of consternation
And I think I've really tried your patience
So just fly me home to stay.

Final Chorus:
So you flew me away again
I just loved to ride in your jet plane
And I loved to hear those engines roar
As we flew to those foreign shores - oh then
We all went, not just me and you
We took Daddy and your big sister too
Both your Grannies and your Grandads, even Emmie Lou
As we flew, all flew away.


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Nick E
Date: 06 Feb 08 - 06:37 PM

Jefferson Airplane, Planes
from the reuniun album

I love Planes Jet Aircraft
I love Planes Jet Aircraft

He was just a little boy and he sat there in his school
And the little girl in the very next chair she thought he was so cool
And she watched him draw and draw Planes and wings and flying things
Even during tests he'd keep on drawing
And his mother didn't want him and his father was always working so he
Just set his head to the center of the sky and dreamed of

FLYING at first like a leaf floating in the air
Now like an eagle soaring there
FLYING Great roaring engines now will lift my wings
Rockets now and spacecraft to the center of the sky

I'm getting ready for a great leap forward Ready for a leap in the pool
Ready to touch the stars again Ready to go back to school
Puttin' the pieces together Put on your wings and come with me and
Fly fly fly to the center of the sky let's go Flying

I love Planes Experimental Aircraft
I love Planes Jet Jet Jet Aircraft
Breaking through The sound barrier
Into Into the Light

And the little boy is still like a little boy and he met another
little girl and they made another little boy
And the new little guy still loves planes and flying things
And both his mother and father love him and
Hold him and hug him whenever he needs it and
Soon will send him lovingly to the center of the sky
and teach him

Flying and Dreaming and Visions True Flying
I love Planes Jet Aircraft
I love Planes Sensual Aircraft


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Neil D
Date: 06 Feb 08 - 07:14 PM

"Treetop Flyer" performed by Stephen Stills. Don't know if he wrote it or not. Very nice guitar work.


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: GUEST,Volgadon
Date: 06 Feb 08 - 07:26 PM

Vladimir Vysotsky wrote many songs about pilots in WW2. Yak-Istrebitel (Yak fighter plane) is told from the POV of the plane!!!!
The plane can't stand the 'one who sits inside me'.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWy0NASC-B0&feature=related


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: oldhippie
Date: 06 Feb 08 - 08:19 PM

"Tchpone"


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