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Thread #20196   Message #3076412
Posted By: tritoneman
17-Jan-11 - 11:03 AM
Thread Name: Train Songs
Subject: RE: Train Songs
One of my favourite train songs is 'The Slow Train' by Michael Flanders and Donald Swann. Written in response to the savage Marples /Beeching cuts being made to the railways in Britain in the early 1960's. It's clever, evocative and moving but doesn't easily fit into a 'folk' idiom.