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Re: Here's a toughy- Which song(s) reminds you the most of you know whom? by sminobe on 24 July 2003 6:52pm
 
How about this one for a man who loves trains?

Riding on the City of New Orleans,
Illinois Central Monday morning rail
Fifteen cars and fifteen restless riders,
Three conductors and twenty-five sacks of mail.
All along the southbound odyssey
The train pulls out at Kankakee
Rolls along past houses, farms and fields.
Passin' trains that have no names,
Freight yards full of old black men
And the graveyards of the rusted automobiles.

CHORUS:
Good morning America how are you?
Don't you know me I'm your native son,
I'm the train they call The City of New Orleans,
I'll be gone five hundred miles when the day is done.

Dealin' card games with the old men in the club car.
Penny a point ain't no one keepin' score.
Pass the paper bag that holds the bottle
Feel the wheels rumblin' 'neath the floor.
And the sons of pullman porters
And the sons of engineers
Ride their father's magic carpets made of steel.
Mothers with their babes asleep,
Are rockin' to the gentle beat
And the rhythm of the rails is all they feel.

CHORUS

Nighttime on The City of New Orleans,
Changing cars in Memphis, Tennessee.
Half way home, we'll be there by morning
Through the Mississippi darkness
Rolling down to the sea.
And all the towns and people seem
To fade into a bad dream
And the steel rails still ain't heard the news.
The conductor sings his song again,
The passengers will please refrain
This train's got the disappearing railroad blues.

Good night, America, how are you?
Don't you know me I'm your native son,
I'm the train they call The City of New Orleans,
I'll be gone five hundred miles when the day is done.

 
Re: Here's a toughy- Which song(s) reminds you the most of you know whom? by Kristine on 24 July 2003 7:09pm
 
Neat song lyrics! What's the name of that song?
 
Re: Here's a toughy- Which song(s) reminds you the most of you know whom? by Helen on 24 July 2003 7:37pm
 
.. is that Don McClean?
 
Re: Here's a toughy- Which song(s) reminds you the most of you know whom? by Helen on 24 July 2003 7:50pm
 
or Arlo?
This is driving me nuts now... :)
 
Re: Here's a toughy- Which song(s) reminds you the most of you know whom? by sminobe on 24 July 2003 8:30pm
 
"City of New Orleans" by Steve Goodman (1970). Arlo's version in 1972 is the most famous.
 
Re: Here's a toughy- Which song(s) reminds you the most of you know whom? by sminobe on 24 July 2003 8:34pm
 
Also covered by someone MPFC tried to kill off -- John Denver.
 
Re: Here's a toughy- Which song(s) reminds you the most of you know whom? by ellenpc on 25 July 2003 1:47am
 
Good one sminobe :^}

Not sure about the 'pink pajamas' Lyn, but I know he did have 'Dan Dare' T-shirt that he liked to kip in.

Big hug back (((( )))) :^}

Ellen x
 
Re: Here's a toughy- Which song(s) reminds you the most of you know whom? by sminobe on 25 July 2003 3:18am
 
Then there's always the Jerry Fuller song (covered by Ricky Nelson):

"I'm a Travelin' Man,
I've made a lot of stops
All over the world
And in every port
I own the heart
Of at least one lovely girl."

With stops in Mexico, Alaska, Berlin, Hong Kong & "Polonesia"

Somehow I don't think MP got around *quite* that much. Or, at least, I hope he didn't. If he did, Helen would have to spank him ("Bad Michael, no biscuit!").

And she might need some help...
 
Re: Here's a toughy- Which song(s) reminds you the most of you know whom? by merry on 25 July 2003 3:42am
 
"Life's a fleeting dream don't let it go
You gotta make the most of it, you know
Don't stop now don't let it slip away,
oh no
Live it up while you can and don't delay
For the fleeting dreams, they never stay."


The ending theme song to my favorite anime, Yu Yu Hakusho!
 
Re: Here's a toughy- Which song(s) reminds you the most of you know whom? by Diamond on 25 July 2003 1:24pm
 
why did MPFC try to eliminate John Denver - thought the city of new orleans sounded familiar!!

How I miss JD and his concerts -

Ralph McTell did a cover version of travellin' Man - dont know who wrote it though
 
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