Song Lyric Sunday 29/09/2019 – Train song

img_1345-3Thank you to Jim Adams, who hosts Song Lyric Sunday and gives us the chance to share lots of familiar, and some not so familiar, songs.

If you fancy sharing one of your favourite songs you can find out how to participate, and also listen to all the great entries, here.

I really wanted to go with End Of The Line by The Traveling Wilburys, purely because it is one of my favourite songs. However, there is no mention of a train anywhere so, instead, I am going to offer you a song by Cat Stevens, or is it Yusuf Islam, or Steve Adams, or Steven Demetre Georgiou, or Yusuf? He’s been known by all of these, but, whichever you choose, you will find a Gentle Man.

He first recorded the song in 1971, as Cat Stevens, and I’m adding a second, later recording, by Yusuf Islam. They are equally as good, as relevant, and as hopeful, as each other. The words are on the videos. I do hope you enjoy them.

 

 

 

 

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12 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday 29/09/2019 – Train song

  1. I like the first Cat Stevens one better as the second one seems to lack the enthusiasm that he had earlier. thanks for adding this wonderful song Peter, but End of the Line would also have worked, as a train is implied.

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  2. Isn’t it strange, I’ve heard that song plenty of times before, yet, never knew it its title! Interesting to hear the two versions..there’s a certain innocence & hope in the voice of the younger, Cat Stevens. But as Yusuf Islam, he sounds more worldly wise & aware of the potential pitfalls towards peace, or rather, the likelihood that it is too far out of reach.

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  3. Good choice Peter.

    The challenge Train song immediately evoked another spot of nostalgia for me, you set me off thinking about the Saturday morning radio show ‘Children’s Favourites’ and this little song. I thought there was a Burl Ives version, after all, there was always seemed to be one of his songs played!

    Anyway I like this one by Alma Cogan, I prefer it to the American version by Rusty Draper.
    I suppose I could have taken part in the challenge, but I don’t want to post today!

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  4. Good choice. We need more of these songs today, I think most of us are ready to board a peace train. But I have to wonder what fueled his optimism back in 1971? Misguided youth perhaps.

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