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Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
31-Dec-04 - 02:06 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: The Hell-Bound Train
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Hell-Bound Train
Parts are similar, but the Chuck Berry version is not the same.

Two versions of "The Hell-Bound Train" are given in the DT. There are many.

("Downbound Train" is the title of a song by Bruce Springsteen about a lost love, quite different from "The Hell-Bound Train." It is the one usually thought of when "Downbound Train" is mentioned).

Recordings of "Hell-Bound Train" and related "Downbound Train" include:
Frank Hutchison, 1928
Smiling Ed McConnell, 1931
Chuck Berry, Downbound Train
J. M. Gates, Hell Bound Express Train
Hoyt Axton, Downbound Train
Glenn Ohrlin, The Hell-Bound Train.
(from Norm Cohen, "The Long Steel Rail," p. 644.