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Lyr Req: Slow Train through Georgia (Norman Blake)

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Subject: Slow Train Through Georgia
From: Bob Schwarer phidea@cris.com
Date: 17 Jan 97 - 11:31 AM

Would someone please print the lyrics to Norman Blake's "Slow Train Through Georgia"?

Thanks,

Bob S.


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Subject: Slow Train Through Georgia
From: Bob Schwarer phidea@cris.com
Date: 21 Apr 97 - 04:05 PM

Will someone please post the words to Norman Blake's "Slow Train Through Georgia"

Thanx, Bob S.


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Subject: RE: Slow Train Through Georgia
From: Lin in Kansas
Date: 28 Oct 01 - 01:55 AM

RA sound cliphere, but I can't find lyrics. It's on his albums "Whiskey Before Breakfast" and "Slow Train Through Georgia" (appropriately enough). Anybody?

Lin


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Subject: Lyr Add: SLOW TRAIN THROUGH GEORGIA (Norman Blake)
From: BlueJay
Date: 28 Oct 01 - 01:39 AM

SLOW TRAIN THROUGH GEORGIA

Down by the county bridge the gondolas roll,
Hauling down to Birmingham, dirty halflslag coal,
I shouldn't let 'em move me on, come sunshine, rain or drought,
'Cause just like the circle says, Southern servers the South.

CHORUS:

Hardships andtroubles, Lord you know I've had some,
Gettin' older every day, I'm a fair weather bum,
Let me tell you, good people here it's just about time.
To catch a slow train through Georgia, and ease my worried mind.

Forty miles an hour, she's rollin' down the track,
Greasy rails, red clack trails,through the long leaf pines,
Anyplace that sunshine falls is where I want to be,
Southern Sunshine Special, won't you roll me to the sea.

Lord I wish I was livin' day to day, somewhere down the track,
C'mon gal, my old pal, don't you know we'll not look back,
I'll take down this old guitar, I'll play her every day,
And let the slow train through Georgia, roll my blues away.


At least that's how I figured it out. Have fun, BlueJay


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Subject: RE: Slow Train Through Georgia
From: BlueJay
Date: 28 Oct 01 - 01:44 AM

LOL, I upstaged you, Lin! While you actually posted before I did, you've obviously already had the time change, while I haven't. BlueJay


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Subject: RE: Slow Train Through Georgia
From: Lin in Kansas
Date: 28 Oct 01 - 04:05 PM

LOL, Bluejay! Thank you very much for posting these. I was hoping someone had them, as I really like the melody I found. May be forced (!) to go buy a Norman Blake album or two... :>)

Lin


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Subject: RE: Slow Train Through Georgia
From: GUEST,Bob Schwarer
Date: 28 Oct 01 - 04:09 PM

Almost 5 years for a response! You really keep after it. Thanks heaps. How did you find the original request? Bob S.


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Subject: RE: Slow Train Through Georgia
From: Lin in Kansas
Date: 28 Oct 01 - 04:16 PM

ROTFLMAO! Mudcat never sleeps, Bob! (Literally, if you look at the time on Bluejay's post and mine!)

George Seto posted the request in the "Unanswered Requests PermaThread," but I'm darned if I know how he found it!

Hope it was still useful.

Lin


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Subject: RE: Slow Train Through Georgia
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 28 Oct 01 - 04:18 PM

Was going through old threads to see what hadn't been solved. Found this one, and posted it to the Unanswered Threads Permathread. Bluejay must have looked at that thread, and looked into this.


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Subject: RE: Slow Train Through Georgia
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 28 Oct 01 - 04:37 PM

Lin, I've been going through the Mudcat Forum one message by one, starting with Thread #1. I'm up to #575. Doing this in the small amount of spare time after all the fun, so I am only up to 575 after 4 months.


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Subject: RE: Slow Train Through Georgia
From: Art Thieme
Date: 28 Oct 01 - 07:59 PM

The original Slow Train Through Georgia was a book -- from the 1800s -- post Civil War. Humorous sights and tales and jokes and songs about the train and what it passed along the way and what the passengers saw and gabbed about. I used to have a copy---but can't find it now.

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: Slow Train Through Georgia
From: Lin in Kansas
Date: 28 Oct 01 - 09:03 PM

Good grief, George! You're a better man than I!

Art, sounds like an interesting book. Don't you hate it when a piece of your library disappears, and you have no idea where it went? It's one reason why I quit lending my books...

Lin


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Subject: RE: Slow Train Through Georgia
From: Whistle Stop
Date: 29 Oct 01 - 08:33 AM

I didn't know that, Art. Great song, though. Anyone who loves American folk music and doesn't already have a copy of Whiskey Before Breakfast should run right out and get one. If the store doesn't have a copy, grab whatever they do have by Norman Blake; you won't be disappointed.


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Subject: RE: Slow Train Through Georgia
From: GUEST,Russ
Date: 29 Oct 01 - 08:53 AM

With all due respect, this is how I hear some of the lines

Down by the county bridge THEM gondolas roll
I SHOULD let 'em move me on, come sunshine, rain or drought
'Cause just like the circle says, Southern SERVES the South.
Greasy rails, red CLAY trails,through the long leaf pines


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slow Train through Georgia
From: GUEST
Date: 01 May 08 - 07:26 PM

Lyrics "Slow Train Through Georgia" by Norman Blake

Down by the county bridge
the gondolas roll
hualing down to Birmingham
a dirty half-slag coal
I should let 'er move me on
come sunshine, rain or drought
'cause just like the circle says
Southern serves the South

Hardships and troubles,
Lord, you know I've had some
gettin' older every day
I'm a fair weather bum
let me tell you good people here
it's just about time
to catch a slow train through Georgia
and ease a worried mind

Forty miles an hour
she's rollin' down the line
greasy rail, red-clay trails
through the long leaf pines
any place that the sunshine falls
is where I long to be
Sunshine Southern Special
won't you roll me to the sea

Hardships and troubles,
don't you know I've had some
gettin' older every day
I'm a fair weather bum
let me tell you good people here
it's just about time
to catch a slow train through Georgia
and ease a worried mind

Lord, I wish I was living day-by-day
someplace down the track
come on gal, my old pal
Lord, you know we'll not look back
I'll take down this old guitar
I'll play her everyday
let the slow train through Georgia
roll my blues away

Hardships and troubles,
don't you know I've had some
gettin' older every day
I'm a fair weather bum
let me tell you good people here
it's just about time
to catch a slow train through Georgia
and ease a worried mind


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slow Train through Georgia
From: Joe_F
Date: 01 May 08 - 09:34 PM

Where do fair-weather bums go in foul weather?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Slow Train through Georgia (Norman Blake)
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Mar 10 - 07:09 PM

Fair weather bums follow the fair weather


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