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The lonesome train whistle is an intrinsic part of Blues lore. Maybe it’s no coincidence that I could hear that whistle from all of the many places I’ve lived in the last few years. A tune started in Panama City Beach, FL, finished itself in SE Portland, just a few streets from the rail-yards. When I’m feeling melancholy, a simple song can make me feel better - that’s the healing magic of The Blues – adding some righteous piano from Marcia Ball makes it even better! Join me and The Congregation and sing along.

lyrics

I done put down my sorrow, put down my heavy load
I done put down my sorrow, put down my heavy load
I’m riding on a train and I’m a long, long way from home

I know you got your troubles, Lord, and I got mine
I know you got your troubles, Lord, and I got mine
But can’t you hear the whistle and it’s blowing on down the line?

It’s saying ‘Brothers and sisters, everything’s gonna be all right!’
‘Brothers and sisters, everything gonna be all right!”
You know a brand new day always follows the darkest night

There ain’t no fireman, and there ain’t no engineer
Ain’t no fireman, ain’t no engineer (not on this train)
There ain’t non conductor – and you don’t need no tickets here!

Once I had stones in my pass-way and I was crossed for sure
Once I had stones in my pass-way and I was crossed for sure
But now I washed the jinx off me and I ain’t got the blues no more

Singing ‘Brothers and sisters, everything gonna be all right!’
‘Brothers and sisters, everything gonna be all right!’
Brand new day always follows the darkest night
Everything gonna be all right…

credits

from Blues Woman, released May 5, 2009
Fiona Boyes - electric guitar and vocal
Marcia Ball - piano
Derek O'Brien - guitar
Nick Connolly - B-3 organ bass
Jimi Bott - drums and percussion
The Texas Horns:
Kaz Kazanoff - tenor and baritone saxophones and horn arrangement
Al Gomez - trumpets
The Congregation - back-up vocals

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Fiona Boyes Australia

Sassy and soulful electric and acoustic blues have earned this Australian guitarslinger nominations for Blues Music Awards for four years running.

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