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Thread #20196   Message #2096104
Posted By: Ebbie
06-Jul-07 - 10:16 PM
Thread Name: Train Songs
Subject: ADD: That Train Song (Phil Halliday)
Sinsull and Linn, I think this is the song you're thinking of:

Lonesome Whistle - Hank Williams
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Another train song that we do:

THAT TRAIN SONG
Phil Halliday (Canadian)

Well, he gave all he had to my maw and me
Just another boy child he would never see
My maw and my paw went their separate ways
I was born on a midnight train.

Well, I was raised in a railside shack
And I'd fall asleep to that clickety clack
All day long I'd run alongside
Learned real young how to hop a ride

Well, I got a soul like a runaway train
I got a heart that feels no pain
When you're born with a track beneath your bed
You sleep, one eye open, pointin' straight ahead...