Please list your favourite Train/Railway Songs, (no, that band don’t count)

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  1. daddyplaysbass

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    Honky-Tonk Gospel Jerry Lee Lewis (Life is Like a Mountain Railroad):
     
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    Two great ones from THE great Doc Watson. Two of my favorites.



     
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    "Last Train Home" - Pat Methany. Using the Publix commercial that first put this song on my radar several years ago.

     
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    By the way, which band don't count?
     
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    My sister absolutely HATED this song coming out of my bedroom when we were kids
    That's why I get such a kick from playing it on acoustic at her house when I have a chance.
    She still hates it.
    I love my sister...
     
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    I'm beginning to think there are a lot of train songs.

    "All Down the Line" Stones

     
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    "Out of my brain on a train..."
     
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    Seven pages of thread and only one Jimmie Rogers song mentioned. He didn't get the nickname "The singing brakeman" by only doing a couple of train songs so it's kind of hard to pick just one but this one is probably one of his bigger 'hits':


    Another one of my all time favorite (probably my top all time favorite) song writers is Guy Clark. He had a least a couple of train songs too. This is my favorite:
     
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    My parents used to have 5 or 6 "Albums" (books of 7" sleeves) of 45rpm singles they got from one of those "20 records for a penny" deals that Columbia(?) used to run.
    This was one of my favorites among them when I was 6 or 7 years old.
     
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    "The Watchman's Gone" by Gordon Lightfoot. Great song from a legend.
     
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    This took a while to appear. Marvellous.
     
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    KLF - Last Train to Transcentral.
    If we can have Kraftwerk we can throw in the KLF, grinding their guitars.

     
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    “A Train Robbery” by Levon Helm.

     
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    I bet this one is not up yet i know my Dad use to sing it alot, otherwise i dont think i would of ever heard of it lol!

     
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    My dad used to sing that a lot, or at least his slightly mangled version of it. I actually suggested it for his funeral but my mother wanted Two Little Boys by Rolf Harris instead. Marvellous.

    Anyway, more train stuff

     
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    Sascha by Jolie Holland. Odd little tragic love song... girl meets boy, but boy is in love with a train and rides off. With a trumpet solo. as well. Unique vocal with strong west Texas accent, kinda cool.

     
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    I think i had this one on one of my hits of the 50s LPs when i was a little lad.

     
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    We did a "Gospel" Train Song Concert at church which included the following:
    Long, Black, Train
    The Devil's Train (Hank Williams)
    This Train Is Bound for Glory
    Life's Railway to Heaven
    People Get Ready (There's a Train A'Comin')

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