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Lyr Add: Natchez and Delta Queen Race

Charley Noble 04 Nov 14 - 12:28 PM
Charley Noble 05 Nov 14 - 08:48 PM
Joe Offer 05 Nov 14 - 10:12 PM
Charley Noble 06 Nov 14 - 09:47 AM
GUEST,# 06 Nov 14 - 09:55 AM
Rapparee 06 Nov 14 - 09:57 AM
GUEST,.gargoyle 06 Nov 14 - 11:25 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Natchez and Delta Queen Race
From: Charley Noble
Date: 04 Nov 14 - 12:28 PM

I'd appreciate your opinion of this new steamboat song I've composed. Here's a link to the "Natchez and Delta Queen Race" with lyrics and a MP3 sample of how I sing it: For a good time click here!

Charlie Ipcar


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Natchez and Delta Queen Race
From: Charley Noble
Date: 05 Nov 14 - 08:48 PM

Hmmm? No interest or is it a case of other interests?

Charlie Ipcar


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Natchez and Delta Queen Race
From: Joe Offer
Date: 05 Nov 14 - 10:12 PM

Hi, Charlie -

I like the song. It reminds me of stories I've read of steamboat races on the Sacramento River. One of the best-known races ended with a boiler explosion on one of the ships. The Delta Queen, you know, is a Sacramento riverboat. Her parts were ordered from a shipyard in Scotland in 1924, and she was shipped to the Sacramento River Delta and assembled in 1926. During WWII, she was painted grey and served on the Sacramento River as a troop ship. We believe she was kidnapped in 1946, tarted up with a front-end gangplank, and placed in servitude on the Mississippi River. Her sister ship, the Delta King is an engineless restaurant-hotel moored at Sacramento. Th eQueen ceased operation at the end of the 2008 season, and is slated to become a boutique hotel in Chattanooga - engineless, no doubt.

But despite the fact that she is a tarted-up kidnapping victim, the song is good.

Oh, and Wikipedia says the Natchez was built in 1975. So much for authenticity in Mississippi riverboats...

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Natchez and Delta Queen Race
From: Charley Noble
Date: 06 Nov 14 - 09:47 AM

Thanks, Joe!

Yes, the current Natchez, the 9th, was built in 1975 but she does have real steam engines and has never been beat in competition.

There is still a Delta Queen in New Orleans which lost her Coast Guard license to cruise a few years ago but there are continued efforts to bring her up to code and get her cruising again.

When my wife and I got a chance to revisit New Orleans this year we booked the evening cruise on the Natchez and enjoyed an excellent dinner, the old time jazz music, and exploring the boat from the engine room to the top deck. I highly recommend it.

We did sleep and dine aboard the Delta King in Sacramento when we were out there in 2013. Be nice if they were able to get her cruising again.

Cheerily,
Charlie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Natchez and Delta Queen Race
From: GUEST,#
Date: 06 Nov 14 - 09:55 AM

Darned good song and an excellent site. Good for you, Charlie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Natchez and Delta Queen Race
From: Rapparee
Date: 06 Nov 14 - 09:57 AM

Once, back around 1970, we videotaped the Delta Queen when she was tied up in Hannibal. I'm certain the reel-to-reel videotape is long gone.

I'm not at all sure the USCG would permit such a race these days, but it makes for a good song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Natchez and Delta Queen Race
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 06 Nov 14 - 11:25 AM

NICELY DONE Charley,

Sincerely,
Gargoyle
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