Sunday, December 08, 2013

Slow Train

Millers Dale for Tideswell
Kirby Muxloe
Mow Cop and Scholar Green

No more will I go to Blandford Forum and Mortehoe
On the slow train from Midsomer Norton and Mumby Road
No churns, no porter, no cat on a seat
At Chorlton-cum-Hardy or Chester-le-Street
We won't be meeting again
On the slow train

I'll travel no more from Littleton Badsey to Openshaw
At Long Stanton, I'll stand well clear of the doors no more
No whitewashed pebbles, no "Up" and no "Down"
From Formby, Four Crosses to Dunstable Town
I won't be going again
On the slow train

On the main line and the goods siding
The grass grows high
At Dogdyke, Tumby Woodside, and Trouble House Halt

The sleepers sleep at Audlem and Ambergate
No passenger waits on Chittening Platform or Cheslyn Hay
No-one departs, no-one arrives
From Selby to Goole, from St Erth to St Ives
They've all passed out of our lives
On the slow train

On the slow train
Cockermouth for Buttermere
On the slow train
Armley Moor, Arram
Pye Hill and Somercotes
On the slow train
Windmill End

Flanders and Swann

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