November 24, 2014

WHEREAS THERE ARE NO GREAT CAR SONGS:

Morning Train (Nine To Five) (Mark Steyn, November 24, 2014, SteynOnline)

I love the Great American Train Song. It's a genre that has the sweep and size of the nation [...]

But while there are plenty of cross-country train songs and even a few city ones - from "Take The 'A' Train" to "Downtown Train" - it's thin pickings when it comes to suburban mass transit. There are two commuter songs I happen to be fond of. One is "The Enchanted Train", a sweetly goofy tribute to the Long Island Rail Road written for a flop show in 1924 by Jerome Kern and P G Wodehouse.

Tom Waits deserves credit not only for Downtown Train but for Down There By The Train and Train Song.

Posted by at November 24, 2014 1:10 PM
  

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