Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Train Songs

So, Issac and I had lunch at Fin Castles today. They have this a new New Orleans menu along with the normal stuff - the red beans and sausage on rice - so good. Well, they also have a jukebox, and while we were there our waiter put on the song "Love Train." Then he started singing and dancing for everyone - well, mainly for a table of ladies next to us. The man could sing and he had the moves - the old time moves - smooth, classy, tasteful.

Well, that song got Isaac and I thinking about songs with trains, so we came up with a list there at the table - deal was I would not add more later. So here is our list - these are also almost all songs we like too. Oh, and the waiter...he's in a band that bears his name - plays next door to Fin Castles Saturday night, but I can't find where I wrote down his name. Will add that later.

Here's our train song list - what can you add? Has to have the word "train" in it or be about a train - not just a station!

Love Train - The O'Jays
Midnight Train to Georgia - Gladys Night
Folsome Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry - Hank Williams
Long Train Runnin' - Doobie Brothers
Tuesday's Gone - Lynnyrd Skynyrd
Nothing Like a Train - Vigilantes of Love
House of the Rising Sun - The Animals
City of New Orleans - Arlo Guthrie
Slow Train Coming - Bob Dylan
Last Train to Clarkesville - the Monkies
One After 909 - The Beatles
Hear My Train a Comin' - Jimi Hendrix
White Room - Cream
Like the 309 - Johnny Cash
Slow Dark Train - Vigilantes of Love
Crazy Train - Ozzy Osborne
When Love Came to Town - U2 and BB King


Benjamin said...

How about "Train Train" by Blackfoot?

Anonymous said...

David Allen Coe - The Perfect Country and Western Song.

jw said...

The waiter is "Jaybird." I'm not sure of the name of his band. He has a CD of some of the old Motown tunes. You can get it at FinCastles.

Picture of Jay is on the website.

solice said...

Honey Honey - "Little Toy Gun"

Sort of a train song. A wonderful video and a wonderful song!

solice said...

"Peace Train" By Cat Stevens

I can't think of a more appropriate song for our times. Everyone please continue to pray for peace in our world.

TJ said...

Good to see Bill getting some love... always loved his intro to Nothing like a train. Check it out.

Tony Wilkins said...

Bob Dylan: Where Are You Tonight? (Journey Through Dark Heat)
"There's a long-distance train rolling through the rain, tears on the letter I write."

Alan Gantt said...

My train songs:

1. Night Train - James Brown

2. Backup Train - Al Green

3. Rock Island Line - Johnny Cash

4. Friendship Train - Gladys Knight & Pips

Anonymous said...


I have a few train songs (about 40 or so) you can listen to on my blogspot at



Anonymous said...

Anyone know who sings that song with the lyrics "ain't no brakeman on this train"?