Steve Dafoe - Songwriter
Black Ghost (Country-Contemporary Pop/Acoustic Roots)
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BLACK GHOST
(STEVE DAFOE 2005)
(COPYRIGHTED)



JUST BEFORE THE CIVIL WAR IN 1855
RAILROADS SPRUNG ACROSS
THE MISSOURI COUNTRYSIDE
THE FIRST TRAIN DOWN THE LINE
THEY CALLED THE BLACK GHOST
AND PEOPLE ALL GATHERED AROUND
JUST TO WATCH HER ENGINE'S SMOKE

AND I CAN HEAR THE VOICES
OF THE PEOPLE AS THEY PASS
I CAN ALMOST SEE THE BLACK GHOST COMIN'
DOWN THE RAILROAD TRACK


AND OUT OF ST. LOUIS ON A DARK NOVEMBER NITE
THE BLACK GHOST LEFT FOR GASCONADE
WITH HER HEADLITES SHINING BRIGHT
THE TRAIN FULL OF FESTIVE FOLKS
THE FOOD...THE BOOZE..THE BAND
EVERY SEAT WAS TAKEN
THERE WAS NOT ONE PLACE TO STAND


AND I CAN HEAR THE VOICES
OF PEOPLE AS THEY PASS
I CAN ALMOST SEE THE BLACK GHOST COMIN'
DOWN THE RAILROAD TRACK


WATCH HER GO!!!!




AND I CAN HEAR THE VOICES
OF THE PEOPLE AS THEY PASS
I CAN ALMOST SEE THE BLACK GHOST COMIN'
DOWN THE RAILROAD TRACK


THAT TRACK WAS BUILT ON SHIFTING SILT
AND THE BLACK GHOST NEVER SLOWED
WELL THEY PULLED THE BODIES FROM THE RIVER
AND THEY LINED THEM IN A ROOM


AND I CAN HEAR THE VOICES
OF THE PEOPLE AS THEY PASS
I CAN ALMOST SEE THE BLACK GHOST COMIN'
DOWN THE RAILROAD TRACK



AND I CAN HEAR THE VOICES
OF THE PEOPLE AS THEY PASS
I CAN ALMOST SEE THE BLACK GHOST COMIN'
DOWN THE RAILROAD TRACK

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Pro Review by Van Muller

Love it! Great catchy song... Sounds very Tom Petty to me. I would love to hear more from this artist. such sad lyrics!

Pleasant sound. Kind of Dylan like.

- Tommy Sistak

Description
Short Song Description:
Train wreck at Gasconade, Missouri in 1855....True story
Long Song Description:
Pro Review by Van Muller

Love it! Great catchy song... Sounds very Tom Petty to me. I would love to hear more from this artist. such sad lyrics!

Pleasant sound. Kind of Dylan like.

- Tommy Sistak



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Credits
Lyric Credits: Steve Dafoe
Music Credits: Steve Dafoe
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Metadata
Song Length: 3:31
Primary Genre: Rock-Roots/Rock n' Roll
Secondary Genre: Folk-Rock
Tempo / Feel: Very Fast (171 And Up)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Life
Subject Matter 2: Disasters
Mood 1: Cool
Mood 2: Heartbreaking
Similar Artist 1: Jack Johnson
Similar Artist 2: Marc Cohn
Language: English
Era: 1800 - 1899