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Last Train Goin' Home (Roy Payne) video
#1908: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
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Oh, when I die put me on a fast train,
And take me to that old Cape Breton Shore;
Then put me on a slow boat bound for Newfie,
And let the Newfie Bullet run once more.

The first time that I left home,
I left home on the Bullet,
And my Momma cried because I had to go;
I just love the sound of trains
and old train whistles,
So let me ride the Bullet
for the last train goin' home.

It's a shame, Lord,
that somethings they never last,
Ah, the Carson and the Bullet
they now sit in the past;
The Carson's dead but the Bullet's still alive,
So when I die, let her ride one more time.

The first time that I left home,
I left home on the Bullet,
And my Momma cried because I had to go;
I just love the sound of trains
and old train whistles,
So let me ride the Bullet
for the last train goin' home.
Yes, let me ride the Bullet
for the last train goin' home.

####.... Roy Payne ....####
Recorded by Roy Payne (Side By Each : Down At The Ol' Fishin' Hole / featuring Roy Payne & Dick Nolan, trk #9, 1980 LP, Starpak, Toronto, Ontario).

See more songs by Roy Payne.

From The Canadian Encyclopedia:
Newfie Bullet - affectionate but ironic name informally applied to the transinsular Newfoundland passenger railway in its latter days. A narrow-gauge train, winding 900 km around lakes and mountains from St John's to Channel-Port aux Basques (track completed in 1898), the Newfie Bullet was not noted for its speed. In the late 1960s the Canadian National Railway (CNR) replaced the subsidized passenger service with a bus service.

The William Carson sailed from North Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, to Argentia, and Port-aux-Basques, Newfoundland, and was later switched to the Lewisporte to Goose Bay, Labrador run. She sank on June 3, 1977, off the Labrador coast while navigating in ice eight to nine feet thick. The wreck lies in deep water. The exact cause was never determined. There was a theory that some repairs had not been completed properly; she may have hit a small arctic iceberg trapped in the softer pack ice. There were 109 crew and 29 passengers on the ship (no loss of life). - - - Harry Dodsworth, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - af877@freenet.carleton.ca



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