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Lyr Req: Takin' Me Away from You Train (L Chandler

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Buzz 07 Jul 97 - 08:35 PM
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GUEST,# 12 Mar 21 - 06:43 PM
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Subject: ramblin rumblin takin me away from you train
From: Buzz
Date: 07 Jul 97 - 08:35 PM

for decades been trying to find out abt song I heard in a california coffee house, by an acoustic blues player about 1965 or so, I believe it was at the Creamery Coffeehouse in Berkley-(or Oakland - it's been a long time; Other than "Coffee and Confusion" in SF, it was the only place I hung around....) as best I can recall he played a typical New Yorker, but with very high tension flat-wrapped monel strings - usu for electric axe -(I think he was that guy...or else he played a bigger axe in somewhat beat/worn shape) At any rate, the song had a chorus about a train taking the singer away from his - presumably - loved one, at the end it changed to "takin' me back to you train" I can't remember much else abt the performer.. I think it referred to a commuter train, but it could have been travelling to a gig by train, etc.... Never got a recording, and also I don't recall in those days the (now ubiquitous) tapes & records for sale at the performances. I'm not even sure that cassette tapes were very available then - I think 8-tracks were about to come on strong.. oh, ya - the performer, as many there, was black.... anybody who was around there then, HELP!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Takin' Me Away from You Train (L Chan
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 13 Jan 11 - 10:05 AM

Reviving a very old thread here.

According to this discography, Len Chandler performed TAKIN' ME AWAY FROM YOU TRAIN on his album "To Be a Man" (1967).

Apparently there used to be a video on YouTube, but it has been removed.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Takin' Me Away from You Train (L Chandler
From: GUEST,999
Date: 24 Jan 12 - 02:05 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnZurQCHcrI


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Subject: Lyrics and chords at the following site.
From: GUEST,#
Date: 12 Mar 21 - 06:43 PM

https://rosshudson.co.uk/posts/taking-me-away-from-you-train/

https://rosshudson.co.uk/posts/taking-me-away-from-you-train/

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Takin' Me Away from You Train (L Chandler
From: GUEST,#
Date: 29 Mar 21 - 07:50 PM

"Takin' Me Away from You Train" (words and music by Len Chandler)

G

Bm/G                  G                  C/G                G
I put my ticket in my pocket and took my guitar from the wall

                   C/g      Am7/f# G       G/F# Em
And set it with my suitcase by the railing in the hall

G                   C                G         D/F#   G
I hate so much this leaving you it's taught me how to stall

                  Em       G             D/F#
If I could hit it lucky I'd never leave at all

To catch that


G         A       B            C
Rattlin', rumblin', snortin' and grumblin'
G         D/F#          G
Taking me away from you train
G         A       B            C
Rattlin', rumblin', snortin' and grumblin'
G         C             G
Taking me away from you train


I'd rather take a rattle snake and hold him to my chest
Than to stop the singing of these songs that I love best
So I'll leave home when I have to and I'll come back when I can
Just to keep on keepin on I've got to be a man
To catch that

Rattlin', rumblin', snortin' and grumblin'
Taking me away from you train
Rattlin', rumblin', snortin' and grumblin'
Taking me away from you train

Hey I'm going downstairs love just to catch myself a ride
And to catch myself a-feeling lonesome inside
to catch myself a-hurting that bangs around the brain
to catch myself a-hurting that's worse than any pain
to catch that

Rattlin', rumblin', snortin' and grumblin'
Taking me away from you train
Rattlin', rumblin', snortin' and grumblin'
Taking me away from you train

When my job is finsihed and my fare is in my hand
I'll be heading home to you the quickest way I can
The train that I'll be riding on will have the sweetest sound
The sound of home, sweet angel wings as home to you i'm bound
I'll catch that

Rattlin', rumblin', snortin' and grumblin'
Bringing me home again train
Rattlin', rumblin', snortin' and grumblin'
Bringing me home again train

All these times that I've been leaving you I know it's been all wrong
We'll seldom have to say goodbye since you can come along
I haven't it it lucky yet but thing aren't quite so bad
Together we'll be travelling, together we'll be glad
To catch that

Rattlin', rumblin', snortin' and grumblin'
Going off together now train
Rattlin', rumblin', snortin' and grumblin'
Going off together train

And surely as sure a barbed wire fence can't hold back the tide
Together we'll be breaking through so it's together we should ride
But my schedule's getting tighter baby and those trains just take so long
I guess we'll have to catch a plane and write another song



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