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Lyrics 4 - "My Collection"

lg-bullet-gold.gif (1240 bytes) "Trains Of Memory"

Words And Music By: Red Johnson
(C)1999-Pub. Count Music BMI

This song was written because I think a lot of us who grew up in the 50's miss the lonesome sound of the whistle late at night. Dad told me a few years before he died I should write a song about the passing of the trains, it took many years but I always knew I had to write it ,so dad here it is.

Here she comes-there she goes
Hear her when-her whistle blows
Smoke a rollin' from her stack
Every night I bring her back
Phantom trains of memory

Here she comes-there she goes
She was proud-and it still shows
Rolling stately down the track
She ain't never coming back
Phantom trains of memory

Cho:
Whistle blow again for me
Stir the stillness of my soul
I see her there in memory

1st.
I hear her thunder- rock and roll

2nd.
Steam so white-smoke black as coal

3rd.
It brings back again-what progress stole

One more time-let the whistle blow

Here she comes-there she goes
Lost to time-now no one knows
Lonesome whistles in the night
Steam that billows soft and white
Phantom trains of memory

Here she comes -there she goes
Living still - for me and those
Who loved to hear her thunder by
Lonesome whistles made us cry
Phantom trains of memory

lg-bullet-gold.gif (1240 bytes)  "How Can I Sing for Jesus"
       (Without My Old Guitar)

Words And Music By: Red Johnson
(C)1997-Pub. Count Music BMI

I've traveled through this world
Wondering what's around the bend
My guitar close by my side
My pal and my old friend
Today I got to thinking
When it's time for our last chord
Will we have to say good-bye
Or can we both go see the Lord

How can I sing for Jesus
Without my old guitar
I've never gone without it
At least not very far
When I leave this earth for heaven, Lord
One thing I’d like to do
Is hear it ring, with golden strings
And play and sing for you

Cho:

We'd play amazing grace
That's exactly what you've shown
There was peace in the valley
When I was hurting and alone
There's so many good old songs
I'm not sure where I would start
But my voice will raise
And sing thy praise
My god how great thou art

How can I sing for Jesus
Without my old guitar
I've never gone without it
At least not very far
Let me bring it with to heaven Lord
Cause it has feelings too
Then it can ring, with golden strings
And play and sing for you--we'll play

Cho;

As a musician, what ever you may
Play(I happen to play guitar) it's
Inconceivable to us that
Someday we will leave this earth
And leave our instruments behind.
There is a very strong bond
Between a musician and their
Instrument. And that bond cannot
Be broken. Many have tried.

 

 

 


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