#SLS for 9/29/19 ~ “Train, Train” & “Princess of the Night”

Jim tells us This week the prompt is Train songs.  My first thought was Johnny Cash.  He has a train song or two.  But then I wanted to be original and with Johnny, I’d likely be a copy cat.  I search the recesses of my brain and the obvious choice became something by Blackfoot.  And why not “Train, Train” for it’s blazing harmonica that sounds just like a train!  1979 Gold.

Then B comes in here and asks me what’s the topic for today (he secretly enjoys the #SLS challenge as much as I do), he suggested Saxon’s “Princess of the Night”.   What a blast from the past!!

I couldn’t decide and then decided not to pick just one.  On this non-Tuesday, I offer you a two-fer.  Enjoy!

“Train, Train” – Writer(s): SHORTY MEDLOCKE

Oh, here it comes

Well, train, train, take me on out of this town
Train, train, Lord, take me on out of this town
Well, that woman I’m in love with, Lord, she’s Memphis bound

Well, leavin’ here, I’m just a raggedy hobo
Lord, I’m leaving here, I’m just a raggedy hobo
Well, that woman I’m in love with, Lord, she’s got to go

Well, goodbye pretty mama, get yourself a money man
Goodbye, pretty mama, Lord, get yourself a money man
You take that midnight train to Memphis
Lord, leave if you can
Oh, take that midnight train to Memphis
Lord, leave if you can
Oh, take that train, baby

“Princess Of The Night” Writer(s): PETER GILL, PAUL QUINN, PETER BYFORD, GRAHAM OLIVER, STEVE DAWSON

She used to be an iron horse
Twenty years ago
Used to bring the mail to me
Through the ice and snow
I’ve sat alone and watched her
Steaming through the night
Ninety tons of thunder
Lighting up the sky

She was a princess of the night
I saw the writing on the wall
She was a princess of the night
I take a ride across the sky

Speeding, sparks like lightning
Engine working hard
Furnace on the foot plate
Shining in the night
Iron striking metal
The sound of racing steel
It’s all I ever wanna hear
It’s music to my ears

She was a princess of the night
I saw the writing on the wall
She was a princess of the night
I take a ride across the sky

She was a princess of the night
I saw the writing on the wall
She was a princess of the night
I take a ride across the sky

Ninety tons of thunder
Lighting up the sky
Steaming red hot pistons
See the wheels flash by
Hear the whistle blowing
Streaking down the track
If I ever had my way
I’d bring the princess back one day

She was a princess of the night
I saw the writing on the wall
She was a princess of the night
I take a ride across the sky
(sky, sky, sky)

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9 thoughts on “#SLS for 9/29/19 ~ “Train, Train” & “Princess of the Night”

  1. I’ve heard the Blackfoot one before. That harmonica doing the train thing at the beginning was awesome. Never heard Princess of the Night before but they paid great tribute to trains with their song. Two great song choices, J!

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