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Thread #20196   Message #2096116
Posted By: Rowan
06-Jul-07 - 10:40 PM
Thread Name: Train Songs
Subject: RE: Train Songs
Callie mentioned (seven years ago)

Tom Waits' "Downtown Train" and a wonderful song called "Poison Train" by a man in Darwin (Australia) whose name eludes me.

A couple of postings have mentioned Mike O'Rourke as the author of Poison Train (and Battler's Ballad) and I thought it appropriate to mention Mike was originally from Brisbane and recorded the songs with Flying Pieman when he lived in Melbourne.

There's also the song that celebrates Sergeant Small.

Cheers, Rowan