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Songs With Trains Mentioned

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Re: Songs With Trains Mentioned

Post by matt1 » Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:00 am

As I mention 1910 Fruitgum Co. "The Train": https://mibuzzboard.com/phpBB3/viewtopi ... 18&t=48799



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Re: Songs With Trains Mentioned

Post by sfpcc » Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:50 am

Train Of Consequence / Megadeth



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Re: Songs With Trains Mentioned

Post by sfpcc » Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:51 am

Night Train / Guns N Roses



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Re: Songs With Trains Mentioned

Post by Marcus » Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:31 pm

Wikipedia has a complete list of songs.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_train_songs
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Re: Songs With Trains Mentioned

Post by CK-722 » Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:32 pm

8:05 is an amazingly mellow song by Moby Grape. I guess the name refers to the time a train arrives or leaves at a station.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioKodbNTljg

WTRX was the first and one of the few stations to play it when it was released, and a month or more before it was played in California. Maybe Colonel Flagg or John Landecker knows if that was what they called the train that shook the studios. I remember Wally Kennedy or Dave Barber calling it by the time, to explain the noise listeners were hearing but I can't remember if it was the 8:05.

I wonder if Moby Grape ever met Sponge Bob Square Pants? If you don't understand this, look up the origin of the name Moby Grape.


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Re: Songs With Trains Mentioned

Post by matt1 » Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:52 am

Steve Winwood "Night Train" (from early 1981 "Arc Of A Diver")



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Re: Songs With Trains Mentioned

Post by mocom70 » Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:06 am

Texas 1947. Johnny Cash



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Re: Songs With Trains Mentioned

Post by tapeisrolling » Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:18 pm

anything by Boxcar Willie qualify?



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Re: Songs With Trains Mentioned

Post by Mark Coney » Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:41 pm

Mystery Train-Elvis Presley
Folsom Prison Blues-Johnny Cash
Love in Vain-Robert Johnson, The Rolling Stones
Railroad Steel-The Georgia Satellites
Lonesome Train (On a Lonesome Track)-Johnny Burnette and the Rock 'n Roll Trio
Takin' Care of Business-BTO
Chattanooga Choo-Choo-Glenn Miller
Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe-Lyrics by Johnny Mercer-Various
I've Been Working on the Railroad-Various
Wreck of the Old '97-Various
Casey Jones-Various


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Re: Songs With Trains Mentioned

Post by Turkeytop » Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:31 pm

I Saw Her Snatch - her suitcase



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Re: Songs With Trains Mentioned

Post by ChrisWL1980 » Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:53 pm

Morning Train (9 to 5) - Sheena Easton
Modern Girl - Sheena Easton
Love Train - The O'Jays
C'mon 'N Ride It (The Train) - Quad City DJ's
Stuck on You - Lionel Richie
When the Going Gets Tough the Tough Get Going - Billy Ocean
Monday Mornin' Choo Choo - The Stampeders
This Train (Is Bound for Glory) - traditional gospel song
Night Train - James Brown & The Famous Flames
Oh What a World - Rufus Wainwright
Mama from the Train - Patti Page
Fast Train to Tokyo - Rita MacNeil
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Re: Songs With Trains Mentioned

Post by CK-722 » Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:58 pm

Rock Island by The Music Man Cast from the Broadway Show and The Movie. The setting is on a train, and the music mimics the train, acceleration and deceleration, etc.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZ9U4Cbb4wg


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Re: Songs With Trains Mentioned

Post by kager » Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:36 am

Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
Downtown Train - Tom Waits, Rod Stewart, Bob Seger, Patty Smyth
Train Kept a-Rollin' - Johnny Burnette, The Yardbirds, Aerosmith

Performers of that last one tend to mash the lyrics a bit to suit themselves...


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Re: Songs With Trains Mentioned

Post by moldyoldie » Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:15 pm

"Whiskey Train" - Procol Harum
"Fast Freight" - Kingston Trio
"Hellbound Train" - Savoy Brown
"Train to Nowhere" - Savoy Brown
"Ghost Train" - Gary Brooker
"Blue Train" - John Coltrane
"The Getaway (Lonesome Train)" - Ray Davies
"It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry" - Bob Dylan
"The Uptown Train" - Joe Jackson
"Last of the Steam-Powered Trains" - The Kinks
"GG Train" - Charles Mingus
"Train Song" - The Pentangle
"Morning Train" - John Prine
"Night Train" - Paul Revere & the Raiders
"Downbound Train" - Bruce Springsteen
"Peace Train" - Cat Stevens
"Train Don't Leave" - Richard Thompson
"Trains" - The Vapors
"Downtown Train" - Tom Waits
"Desperadoes Waiting For a Train" - Jerry Jeff Walker
"Train Running Low On Soul Coal" - XTC
"Two Trains" - Yo La Tengo
"Train of Love" - Neil Young


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Re: Songs With Trains Mentioned

Post by sfpcc » Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:29 pm

Two Trains Running / Little Feat



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