coast train blues

As a black blazer I preferred to travel to school by electric train rather than the bus. They followed more or less the route of the modern metro but ran into the old Jesmond station which still remains as a restaurant. When the electrics were replaced by diesels in 1967 Iain McGill wrote this elegy.

coast train blues

them electrickal trains as i done ride upon
the electric trains i did ride upon
aint there no more an the girl she's gone

that electric girl wi'the kandy lips
ma ' lectric woman wi'them kandy lips
sat wi'me i'the coach with her week old chips

on that whole coast route the one sound i heard
was the greasy kisses of ma electric bird
ma only love was ma electric bird

a diesel woman dont much sound ma scene

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