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Lyr ADD: The Railway Song - Long Narrow Shovel

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GUEST,Kampervan 27 Mar 15 - 01:35 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: The Railway Song?
From: GUEST,Kampervan
Date: 27 Mar 15 - 01:35 PM

Friends of mine are looking for a song:-

All he knows that part of it goes....

When its 3 o'clock in the morning and the moon shines through the park
The railway men are going to work and the dogs creep home in the dark.
With a long narrow shovel and bread and cheese and a little white can for my tea
When I'm too old for a fireman's job a driver I will be. Thinks it's called the Railway Song.... Any info would be welcomed.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Railway Song?
From: GUEST,bill S in Adelaide
Date: 27 Mar 15 - 06:56 PM

Dave Goulder song, think it is called Long Narrow Shovel


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Railway Song?
From: GUEST,Kampervan
Date: 28 Mar 15 - 03:22 AM

Hey, that is just fantastic. Thank you bill S in Adelaide.

We' ll contact Dave Goulder via his website and get a copy of the track/CD.

A query from the U.K. answered by someone in Ausrralia. Ain't Mucat great!

Cheers

K/van


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Railway Song?
From: GUEST,Kampervan
Date: 28 Mar 15 - 03:24 AM

Oh,why don't I read my posts before I hit 'Submit message'?

Sorry about the mis-spelling in the above post!

K/van


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Railway Song?
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Mar 15 - 05:06 AM

have you ever tasted railwayman's tea?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Railway Song?
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Mar 15 - 07:53 AM

Or a bacon & egg butty cooked on the shovel?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Railway Song?
From: tritoneman
Date: 28 Mar 15 - 09:19 AM

I recall my tea - from a constantly simmering kettle on a soid fuel stove - in the old manual signalboxes tasted pretty good! Never sampled the delights of a bacon & egg butty cooked on a shovel though.....
Graham


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Railway Song?
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Mar 23 - 12:26 PM

Long Narrow Shovel
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Oh, when it’s three o'clock in the morning, and the moon shines through the park.
The railwaymen are going to work and the dogs creep home in the dark.

With me long, narrow shovel, me bread and cheese, a little white can for me tea.
When I’m too old for a fireman’s work, it’s the driver I shall be.

Oh, when me boots don’t crunch on the gravel, and the black smoke fills the air.
A wisp of steam from the cylinder taps of me engine, waiting there.

With me long, narrow shovel, me bread and cheese, a little white can for me tea.
When I’m too old for a fireman’s work, it’s the driver I shall be.

Oh, we fill up the tank with water, and the tender stacked with coal.
I pick up the shovel in me frozen hands, and I fill up the fiery hole.

With me long, narrow shovel, me bread and cheese, a little white can for me tea.
When I’m too old for a fireman’s work, it’s the driver I shall be.

Oh, we roll on down to the cabin, and the guard is waiting there.
We pick up the train from the shunting yard, and we’re off to God knows where.

With me long, narrow shovel, and me bread and cheese, a little white can for me tea.
When I’m too old for a fireman’s work, it’s the driver I shall be.

Oh, when the firelight’s up on the footplate and the night is sharp and clear.
If a man doesn’t close all the loco sheds, I’ll be here in forty year.

With me long, narrow shovel, me bread and cheese, a little white can for me tea.
When I’m too old for a fireman’s work, it’s the driver I shall be.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Railway Song?
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 31 Mar 23 - 08:43 AM

Dave Goulder Long Narrow Shovel     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Kpn_xuWkqA


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