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Thread #20196   Message #214380
Posted By: Sorcha
19-Apr-00 - 01:32 PM
Thread Name: Train Songs
Subject: Lyr Add: RAISED BY THE RAILROAD LINE^^
OK, here are the lyrics to the song I mentioned earlier.....
RAISED BY THE RAILROAD LINE
words by Paul Craft, copyright BMI
The clickety sound of a south bound freight
And the high speed hum of a passenger train,
Becomes a part of the soul in the heart of a man,
of a boy that was raised by the railroad line.

The sound of the whistle,like a ??(can't get this)
And the tanks and the trucks and the tractors on the flat car roll
Becomes a part of the soul in the heart of a man,
of a boy that was raised by the railroad line.
And the big round penny that you lay on the rail that the wheels mash flat,
And the glimpse of the faces of the ladies and the men, and the engineer's hat,
And the brakeman waves from the red caboose,
I'ts a part of the past, you never quite turn loose,
It's a part of the soul in the heart of a man,
of a boy that was raised by the railroad line.

And the big round penny that you lay on the rail that the wheels mashed flat,
And the glimpse of the faces of the ladies and the men, and the engineer's hat,

The clickety sound of a south bound freight,
and the high speed hum of a passenger train,
Becomes a part of the soul in the heart of a man,
Of a boy that was raised by the railroad line.

Mbo, can you help with the phrase I can't get? Sounds like "like a cross-(something)". Mbo also has the tune, maybe he could do a sound file for Allan Oz to do a midi?