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  1. Last Train & Ride

From the album Two Ravens

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Ralph MacTell
This is a Contemporary English Roots song, written by a young fella, or he was when he wrote it (well actually we both were) called Ralph McTell, way back last century. Anyway what makes it stand out is that it’s the only song that contains the classic line ’57 varieties like Heinz’, and you can’t get more English Roots than that can you? I tend to play this when I’m feeling a bit down and depressed but sadly I’ve had to re-learn it in G as I can’t sing it in C anymore. Now that’s what getting old does to you.

Lyrics


When I told you I was leaving, you didn’t believe what I said
You just went right on sleeping and rolled over in your bed
Now were you surprised to open up your eyes and find that I had moved on
Well honey your loving man has packed all of his things and taken that last train & gone

You can’t say I didn’t warn you, I told you bout a hundred times
You’ve 57 ways of being mean to me, 57 varieties like Heinz
But now I’ve had enough of that same old stuff, this man is moving on.
Well honey your loving man has packed all of his things and taken that last train & gone

So I hope you’re feeling sorry, for the times you made me cry
You could have made life so much easier babe, but you didn’t even try
So see you around but not in this old town. This man is moving on
Cos honey your loving man has packed all of his things
And taken that last train & gone, he has
He’s taken that last train and gone.

© PhilDrane Music 2016