The Train Song

THE TRAIN SONG 6:31 BSS3 / US1 / VAFH

Note: Written in 1969. This is about as close to mainstream country as Springsteen has ever gotten – and out of character with Bruce’s other known compositions of the era. One of three songs recorded at Pacific Recording Studio, San Mateo, CA on February 22, 1970. Perhaps it was selected for that session in order to demonstrate the band’s versatility. The studio outtake is marred by a repetitious ending. Former Steel Mill vocalist Robbin Thompson has recorded and released a nice cover version. “The Train Song” should not be confused with “Train Ride”, a Robbin Thompson composition that was also performed by Steel Mill.

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