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  1. Standard member epiphinehas
    Luke 12:24
    05 Oct '08 07:59 / 2 edits
    I recently bought tickets to see Robyn Hitchcock play his album, "I Often Dream Of Trains," at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, IL.

    Anyone else here going to that show? Or, perhaps, has been to a Robyn Htichcock concert in the past? I'd like to hear from you. Robyn is my hero.




    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4HZkGYXcW4
  2. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    08 Oct '08 05:04
    Originally posted by epiphinehas
    I recently bought tickets to see Robyn Hitchcock play his album, "I Often Dream Of Trains," at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, IL.

    Anyone else here going to that show? Or, perhaps, has been to a Robyn Htichcock concert in the past? I'd like to hear from you. Robyn is my hero.




    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4HZkGYXcW4
    I can't look at the youtube till I get home, am at work now, but will later. I am reminded of a great song by U Utah Phillips, 'Daddy what's a train?', about a time when there are no more trains only rememberances by old folks.....
  3. Standard member epiphinehas
    Luke 12:24
    11 Oct '08 09:05
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    I can't look at the youtube till I get home, am at work now, but will later. I am reminded of a great song by U Utah Phillips, 'Daddy what's a train?', about a time when there are no more trains only rememberances by old folks.....
    There's a song on the "I Often Dream of Trains" album which is quite similar called, "Trams Of Old London."

    Trams of Old London
    Taking my baby into the past
    And its trams of Old London
    Blow my mind

    Ludgate, Fenchurch, Highgate Hill
    Rolling slowly up there still, uh huh
    Waterloo and Clerkenwell
    Up to Aldgate East as well, uh huh

    On a clear night you can see
    Where the rails used to be
    Oh, it seems like ancient myth
    They once ran to Hammersmith

    Trams of Old London
    Taking my baby into the past
    And its trams of Old London
    Blow my mind

    Through Electric Avenue
    Brixton Down and South-West Two, uh huh
    Teddington and Kennington
    Twickenham and Paddington, uh huh

    In the Blitz they never closed
    Though they blew up half the roads
    Oh, it hurts me just to see 'em
    Going dead in a museum

    Aa-aah

    Trams of Old London
    Taking my baby into the past
    And its trams of Old London
    Blow my mind
    Trams of Old London
    Taking my baby into the past
    And its trams of Old London
    Blow my mind
  4. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    15 Oct '08 05:46
    I found a Youtube of U Utah Phillips, 'Daddy what's a train' if you are interested. He was one of the great ones, american treasure of folksong.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5YoLjYD8QE