Clapping is hard work.
But no hands were harmed in the recording of this tune. My vocal chords were, though. I just haven’t played mouth harp for, oh, about 4 months and it’s not a good thing to jump back into. Especially the reckless way that I play. But it’s my favorite instrument to play, so I don’t give a damn.
Now…how about this song? I think you should listen to it with headphones. Or, at the very least, something other than your laptop speakers. If you must, though, turn it up loud.
It’s a simple tune. I used a bunch of other train songs to write this one. They are, in no particular order:
- 900 miles (from my home)
- Wabash Cannonball
- The Cannonball Blues
- Hobo’s Lullaby
- Little Black Train
- T is for Texas (that’s not a train song, necessarily, but it’s part of this one)
So there you have it. This new song is a make up for the week of February 4th, in which I did not write a single word. I think this is a good way to fill that void.
I’ve got another tune working too. Don’t know if I’ll get to it for tomorrow or not. It’s something I need to think about a lot. Something I’ve been thinking about a lot. But something I don’t want to have to think about at all. Something that hopefully I’ll just be able to pull right out of the air.