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Greg B 04 Feb 08 - 09:13 PM
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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: 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: 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: 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: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 07:32 PM

Deportee


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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 - 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: bobad
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 06:54 PM

Coming Into Los Angeles - Arlo Guthrie


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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: John MacKenzie
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 04:59 PM

Deportees


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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: 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: 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: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 04:49 PM

Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines


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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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