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Old 09-21-2022, 08:19 AM
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Grateful Dead - Casey Jones.
Doug MacLeod - New Panama Limited.
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Old 09-21-2022, 08:24 AM
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Thanks all, and keep em coming! How about some early 1900s selections? Depression era?
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Old 09-21-2022, 08:53 AM
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Thanks all, and keep em coming! How about some early 1900s selections? Depression era?
Here's a good one from that era. "Reuben's Train". There are many versions on both guitar and banjo. Here's Billy Strings doing a live version.
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Old 09-21-2022, 09:13 AM
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How's about some hobo songs, after all, hobos & trains go together:

Hobo's Lullaby by Goebel Reeves, which I heard on an Arlo Guthrie album

Hobo's Meditation which I think is by Jimmie Rodgers, but I became familiar with it when it was on Trio.
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Old 09-21-2022, 09:29 AM
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Did somebody say play a train song??

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Steve Goodman of course with his song "City of New Orleans":


Another youtube of it with chords shown
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzbPumS2WYI
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Long Black Train, by Josh Turner, is a current favorite of mine.
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Bob Dylan's "It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry".


"Don't the brakeman look good, Mama, flagging down the Double E?"




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Here's a few I pull out whenever someone requests a "train song":




- and yeah, CRT can be done solo with just a 12-string if you're a good crosspicker...
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I used to perform this one at Bluegrass Jamborees near me....

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Old 09-21-2022, 02:01 PM
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And who could forget this one:
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Would an old religious train tune work for you ?

You may also want to check out Hank Snow,
he sang quite a few train songs.

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Old 09-21-2022, 03:03 PM
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Another favorite of mine is this one from John Gorka...

yea that's a good one!

Johns one of my heroes,,

BUT I have to say... you forgot "Mercy of the Wheels"


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Mississippi John Hurt's version of Casey Jones.

The Train Carrying Jimmy Rogers Home by Greg Brown

The king of train songs IMHO: Smokestack Lightning by Howlin' Wolf -- and you can do a lot with that riff, like my version where I mix in Walt Whitman:

Locomotive in Winter
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Locomotive Breath by Jethro Tull

I Wish I was a Train by Fred Eaglesmith

The Train That Carried Jimmie Rogers Home by Greg Brown

Freight Train Boogie by Marie Travis

The Rocket by Fred Eaglesmith
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