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Lyr Req: Eight Freight Blues (Dave Goulder)

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Subject: Lyr Req: eight frieght blues
From: RWJ
Date: 19 May 03 - 03:50 AM

can anyone help with words and cords for 8 frieght blues by Dave Goulder I did have it on vinil but cant find it


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: eight frieght blues
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 19 May 03 - 08:52 AM

I saw this mention of Railway Song and Sounds from Dave Goulder

at this web-page


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: eight frieght blues
From: RWJ
Date: 20 May 03 - 06:09 AM

Thanks George that is the lp that i have lost unfortunatly it is listed as unavalable any other ideas


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eight Freight Blues (Dave Goulder)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 28 Oct 09 - 10:13 PM

Dave Goulder's song EIGHT FREIGHT BLUES appeared first on his album "The Man Who Put the Engine in the Chip Shop" which is unavailable, but it's now on a newer album "The Golden Days of Steam." His web site has an audio clip from which I transcribed this:

Smoke in my eyes, soot in my hair, cinders in my shoes,
I'm watching the needle falling away and singin' the eight freight blues.
Well, we're running late in sorry state on eighty-two-fifteen
She's overdue for boiler work and I can't get her to steam.
With a thousand tons....


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Subject: Lyr Add: EIGHT FREIGHT BLUES (Dave Goulder)
From: robd
Date: 08 Dec 10 - 04:32 PM

Always catching up, years late, here it is:

EIGHT FREIGHT BLUES

Smoke in my eyes, soot in my hair, cinders in my shoes,
I'm watching the needle falling away
and singing the eight freight blues.

Well, we're running late in a sorry state on eighty-two-fifteen
She's overdue for boiler work and I can't get her to steam.
With a thousand tons of coal behind and a tender full of slag
Me mates sent me to Coventry and they just won't answer back

Across the cab the driver sits and he's staring straight ahead
He's not spoken to me for eighteen months
since I started out of the shed
He's drawn a line across the cab for each of us to stand
Since he found I'd joined the NUR(1) while he was a ASLEF(2) man

I filed her thin and piled it in but still she would not go
When the water dropped I forced a stop on the mainline for a blow
I smashed the clinker, cleaned the fire, tried every trick I know
With a rake and dart, but that old fart blames me for all our woes

With a one and sixty climb ahead and the water out of sight
We'll have to stop and blow her up for the second time tonight
The load comes on the engine and the starter's showing green.
I'm looking for the banker but no banker's to be seen

The driver comes from Motherwell, his face I can't abide
He only knows full forward gear with the regulator wide
I can't touch his injector, and mine is short of breath
I wish his balls would turn to bulldogs and bite the sod to death

(1) National Union of Railwaymen
(2) Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen


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