Hi Del! Thanks for hosting again, and for the opportunity to revisit things we missed!
Here's a song I've been meaning to do a few times, but then not done, usually because I've thought of something else. Last time I didn't get around to it was season 555, all the fives, coincidentally also a Del-hosted season. It involves fifteen cars and fifteen restless riders, as well as 25 sacks of mail. I can't remember why I didn't do it that time. Possibly because someone else did? Anyway, here it is. It's another song that sounds a bit strange in an English accent, but I don't care
I always liked the story behind this song: that the composer Steve Goodman insisted on singing it to Arlo Guthrie in a bar, and he agreed as long as Goodman bought him a beer. This is clearly the key to songwriting success: find Arlo Guthrie in a bar and buy him a beer. It probably helps if you also happen to have a song as good as this.
Train songs seem to sound better on the 8-string baritone. Also there's a tenor uke overdubbed, and The Steamers join in for the chorus.