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Mama Choo Choo (fixed)

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Many people suggested I fix the ending to this song, and I finally got around to it. I believe this really rounds out the song and gives it a complete feel.

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No song writer's repetoir would be complete without a song about trains would it?

This song is my first attempt at actually writing a song using a mandolin I've been trying to learn. It started out as a little rhythm I put together on the mandolin then I tried playing a little picking along with it. I sort of like that so I added some guitar. At that point I figured it needed some words and as long as I was going Folksy I better write a song about missing a train driving woman.

Its just a short 2 minute diddy but I think its sort of infectious and I just can't stop listening to it. I hope you like it as much as I do. Its really like Folk-blues if you ask me.
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My baby runs a choo choo train
my baby runs a choo choo train
but she's driving me insane

She rolls along from state to state
but I don't miss her anyway, oh no

She toots her horn as she rolls by
sometimes it makes me want cry
and I think of her each day

If I don't know just where she'll be
I imagine her right next to me baby

I love her ever so much
I miss her feel I need her touch
I can't wait to hear her say

as she whispers into my ear
baby I'm your engineer oh yea

in too short a time she's gone again
as she rolls her train around the bend
I think of her and say

I miss her more than I know
but she'll be back again at least I hope so
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Uploaded: Sep 10, 2006 - 02:25:55 AM
Last Updated: Mar 19, 2008 - 03:49:17 PM Last Played: Jun 21, 2019 - 12:37:49 PM
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Tascam US-122
The Epiphone Mandolin
Taylor 414ce
Shure SM58 microphone.

Even though the guitar has electric pickups I recorded everything through the microphone to give it a more "down home" sound.
Feter said 4730 days ago (September 10th, 2006)
Mama Choo Choo
I love it !! I love the sound of the mandolin with the guitar .....this is a nice front portch song...well done !!
Check out my latest song called Roll with it
said 4727 days ago (September 13th, 2006)
great guitar I realy enjoyed it
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